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Three ways to remove labels from wine bottles

by , 03 July 2014

If you've thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of wine and want to keep its label for future reference or as a keepsake of a special occasion, how can you get it off the bottle? Trying to peel it off will undoubtedly lead to the label ripping. So here are three ways to remove the most stubborn of labels…

Wine label remover method #1: In the oven

Put your empty bottle, with no cork or lid on, in the oven. Heat the oven to 180’C until the bottle is hot. This will take about 10 minutes.

Once the bottle is hot, carefully remove it from the oven. The label should peel right off. Put the wine bottle somewhere safe until it cools down before disposing of it.

If that doesn’t work, try method #2…

Wine label remover method #2: In hot water

Fill your kitchen sink with hot water, Dorothy J Gaiter and John Brecher write in the Wall Street Journal.

Put your empty bottle with no cork or lid on into the hot water. Let the bottle soak for a while. If you’re lucky the label will come off and float to the top. If this happens, take it out the water carefully.

If not, take the bottle out of the water and sit it on a towel. Try to gently peel the label off with your nail.

If you get the label off the bottle, put it on greaseproof paper or Glad wrap and leave it to dry off.

If that doesn’t work, move onto method #3…

Wine label remover method #3: In boiling water

Get a large pot. Fill it with water and bring it to the boil. Taking care, put the wine bottle into the pot of boiling water. This method is great for removing the most stubborn of labels.

The label should come off and float to the top. Take it out the water carefully with a large spoon. As before, put it on greaseproof paper or Glad wrap and leave it to dry off.

So there you have it, three ways to remove labels from wine bottles.



Three ways to remove labels from wine bottles
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