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Dear Dr. Vinny,
My wife washed out my decanter with vinegar. Is it ruined?
—Michael S., Tucson, Ariz.
Not at all! In fact, one very common method for removing pesky stains from a decanter is with white vinegar and rock salt (which acts as an abrasive). Just make sure it’s well rinsed, and you’re good to go—just as soon as you thank your wife.
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