Video Nothing stops a party in its tracks like spilling a glass of red wine on white clothing. Everyone clamours for their go-to method of cleaning the stain before it sets. Shaving cream! Salt! Incantations! But do any of them actually work? Today we test a few commonly suggested methods for cleaning red wine. To clean our white shirts of a freshly spilled stain, we tried shaving cream, sparkling water and salt, boiling hot water and white wine. Is more wine really the solution? Yes, but not for cleaning stains.