How do you remove wine labels?


Quick Answer

To remove wine labels, heat the bottles in the oven. If heat alone fails to remove the labels, immerse the wine bottles in hot water first and then try boiling water. If the labels do not come off on their own, gently peel the label away from the bottle.

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  1. Heat the bottles

    Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the bottles in the oven for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the wine bottles from the oven. With some type of protection on your hands, peel off the label from each bottle, and lay it out flat on wax paper or plastic wrap. If the label cannot be easily removed, let the glass cool before proceeding to the next step.

  2. Soak the bottles in hot water

    If the heating method failed, try soaking them. Fill a sink with hot water, and place the wine bottles in the water. Allow the bottles to soak anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours or even overnight.

  3. Place the wine bottles in boiling water

    If the wine labels are particularly stubborn, try boiling water instead of just hot water. Fill a large pan with water, and bring it to a boil on the stove. Immerse the bottles in the boiling water. Wait for the labels to dislodge, and remove them from the water.

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