When you accidentally spill a glass of red wine on the carpet, there is no reason to toss out the rug or call a professional cleaner. Instead, do what 007 would: Grab a martini. Red wine has something called anthocyanins, which basically cause the deep red color. By dousing red wine with something with a much higher alcohol percentage -- vodka, in this case -- the anthocyanins disappear and dissolve in the vodka. Then just soak up the new red wine/vodka mixture with a towel and keep the party going.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION