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Your Monthly Wine Horoscope

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20):

PINOT GRIGIO:
Your dual personality is both serious and social, and is equally matched with this fresh yet elegant white wine.  Although dry and acidic, P.G. is as refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22):

RIESLING:
Loyal and empathetic, you always put others before yourself. You deserve a sweet reprieve from the endless  responsibilities you shoulder, and what better way than with the floral and apple flavors of this white wine?

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Get the Red Wine Stain Out

How to Remove Red Wine –  The key ingredient? 

Salt!

It absorbs the wine very quickly, especially if wine spilled onto bedspreads, curtains, couches and other household items, which all absorb wine slowly. “The first and easiest thing to do is to sprinkle with salt as this will absorb the wine,” Ingrid Johnson, professor and assistant chairperson of Textile Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), told us via email. All you’ll need is aclean white cotton cloth, bowl, white table salt, pot holder and boiling water. Blot the stain with the clean white cloth — don’t rub (that sets the stain). Start boiling water. While that’s getting hot, pull the tablecloth taut over the bowl, with the wine blotch centered and secure with the rubber band. Coat the stain generously with the salt and let it sit for about five minutes. Once your water is boiling, slowly pour it over the stain.

Real Simple recommends doing it at about 8 inches high over the stain. “Pouring it at this height gives you enough force to flush out the stain,” they advise. Finally, throw it in the washing machine, but don’t dry until the stain is fully removed — the heat from your dryer will set the stain for good.    

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