What is The Best Way to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles?

published Apr 26, 2012
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Q: Do you know how to successfully remove a wine label? As we’re building our wine collection, I’ve been wanting to remove wine labels and keep a journal of them alongside our notes.

Sent by Erin

Editor: The best method I’ve heard of for preserving the quality of wine labels is to actually bake the empty bottles for about 10 minutes in a 300° F oven. This melts the adhesive and lets you peel the label off (be careful of the hot bottles!). If this doesn’t work or you are wary of putting bottles in your oven, try soaking the bottles in hot water.

Anyone else have advice on removing wine labels?

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