How To Remove Wine Labels
While applying your custom wine labels to wine that you've produced yourself is a popular option, many of you will will choose to remove the labels from wine that you've purchased locally, and swap them with custom wine labels of your choice. While it may sound difficult, removing the label from a bottle of wine is actually quite simple with a little patience and a couple of everyday household items.
A quick search of the web will reveal a variety of different methods for removing wine labels. A recent article on Popular Mechanics put several of these methods to the test, and determined that the following method is the most effective. Best of all, this method can be performed on a full bottle of wine without negatively affecting the quality of the wine. See the following directions:
You Will Need: A sink or bucket, baking soda, a rag, a towel (optional: steel wool)
- Soak the label portion of the wine bottle in room temperature water with 5-10 tablespoons of baking soda for 30 minutes.
- Remove the bottle from the water, and wipe the label off with a rag. If any of the label still remains, use a fingernail or steel wool to remove the rest.
- Once the bottle is clean, wipe it with a towel and allow it to completely dry and acclimiatize to room temperature before applying your new label.
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