Will the stain remain?

“The nicest thing about pleasant moments is the memory”

Godfried Bomans-writer
Oh no! A red wine stain!

Removing red wine stains

A blog reader asked me a question about removing wine stains. Tervino wine blog is more about explaining the winemaking process and expanding wine knowledge to be able to enjoy delicious wines more, but I can vividly imagine that this is a problem if it happens to you. I still see myself knocking over a wineglass during a Christmas dinner while gesticulating. Bye, bye white tablecloth, bye beautiful Christmas dress, bye white wall.

It is of course always a problem with red wine. White wine doesn’t give stains, do they?
Here’s what to do:

Good and solid tips:

Step 1 is: don’t panic. The harm has already been done anyway, so you’d better solve it calmly.
Step 2 is: Do not rub !!!! Often you are shocked and tend to tackle the stain immediately. But by doing that that you’ll rub the red pigment into the fabric. You’d better dilute the spot with sparkling water. Fortunately that is often present at a party. When handling a tablecloth don’t forget to put a towel or dishcloth underneath it to protect your table.
Step 3: Gently pat the moisture away. A kitchen roll does wonders here.
Step 4: Sprinkle the stain abundantly with salt or cornflour. You can see that the red color is sucked away.
Step 5: Treat the stain with green soap (do not rub) and put it in the washing machine. Do this as soon as possible. Do not let the stain dry.

In most cases, the stain will only be a memory.
I must say that I prefer to leave the wine in the glass and enjoy it. But hey, accidents sometimes happen.
And I know that an accident always occurs when you least expect it.
Good luck.

Chandelier made of wineglasses

“Shine a light on me”

wine glasses

This week I was in Meppel (NL) for a winetasting.
And look at that impressive chandelier that was placed above the bar?
Wanted to show you this work of art.
Maybe an idea for the craftsmen amongst you all? Will look good in your house.
One little point of interest….you’ll have to polish them regularly. 😉

How your wines get to the shop.

Trade is letting possession change from owner that fast, you don’t even know where the possession is “.

Arnon Grunberg, Dutch writer-
Deze afbeelding heeft een leeg alt-attribuut; de bestandsnaam is IMG_20190311_144908-768x1024.jpg

Have you ever wondered how the wine you’ve bought gets on the shelves of the stores?
There is a whole network of buyers and sellers behind this. This goes for every country. I was visiting Deltas Wines in Waddinxveen in the Netherlands. This is one of the largest wine importers in the Netherlands. The storage for their wines is huge. This distribution center has seen many of the wines that the Dutch encounter in the supermarket, wholesale- and wineshops. Chances are that your wine once has also been located here 9 if you are Dutch of course;).
As a consumer just a nice fact to know. Good that there is such a network.
Of more importance for you as a consumer is that you can go to your favorite wine store and can get good professional advice about your wine and your wine choice. But now you know how it works on the top of the chain.

Deze afbeelding heeft een leeg alt-attribuut; de bestandsnaam is IMG_20190311_144737-768x1024.jpg

Serving Wine

“Every bird can be caught, provided you know the right bait”.-

J. von Goethe-

wine serving table

I was shopping and came across this tray, or should I say wine-serving table. If you want to serve wine in a nice way, you’ll make a great entry with this. Your wine will even impress more (also according to Goethe ;).
Maybe a nice project for the hobby-craftsman? It is doable in my opinion. Not suitable for storing wine, however. (hum … have I ever written about storing wine? A nice idea for a future blog.) But it looks nice with the wine glasses at the bottom. Let me know when you’ve put this gem.