The wine label should stay in the right place until the bottle is empty. The label should not peel the wine bottle off even after several hours in ice water.
Therefore, wine labels are designed with special self-adhesive paper that can withstand difficult operating conditions featured by a high degree of adhesion to glass. Removing the label from the bottle under normal conditions is not an easy technique at all.
But what to do if you are a wine connoisseur who collects beautiful and original wine labels, or simply want to keep a good label as a souvenir? We know at least 5 effective ways that will help you to carefully remove the label from the bottle at home.
1. Use Warm Water
Put the bottle into a bucket of warm water for a while. When the glue becomes soft, the label is removed and dried. You can add a little detergent or soap to the water. This method is good for its simplicity, and peeling the label off is a matter of time. However, there is not always a container for water of the right size at hand as well as this method is not suitable for all labels.
2. Easy Way to Remove the Label from the Bottle
This method also uses water, not very hot. Use boiled or hot tap water, pour it into a bottle, and wait for 20-30 seconds. Then you can carefully remove the label from the bottle by wrapping the neck of the bottle with a towel so as not to burn your hands. The adhesive layer softens, the label stays dry, and can be immediately glued into the collector’s album. This method is quite simple and easy that doesn’t require capacious containers, and can be used when traveling. But unfortunately, it is not suitable for all bottles.
3. Bake and Peel
Place an empty glass bottle with a label into a preheated oven at 90-100°C for about 15 minutes. Then take the hot bottle out from an oven by using potholders or a towel and peel the label off carefully while the glue is still hot. This method is good since it allows us to peel the labels off from several bottles at once by placing them in the oven. Otherwise, it is similar to the previous one and requires careful handling of a hot object. The label remains dry and its adhesive is sticky until it cools.
4. How to Cut a Label off a Bottle
You can try to soak the label and cut it off a bottle by using a knife. Labels collectors use special tools for this method. Unfortunately, the risk of damaging the label is quite great and real. Even if all goes well, the label can be pretty bad and wrinkled as a result.
5. How to Preserve the Label and not to Damage it
So, what to do if none of the ways to remove the label from the wine bottle is effective? Then the best way out is to keep a label photo as a souvenir. But be in mind, do it before using methods of removing the above, so that the label has a presentable appearance.
Modern materials and technologies make it possible to create excellent wine labels that retain their appearance in rather adverse conditions. They are highly resistant to mechanical damage, temperature extremes, and moisture hardly.
You can order self-adhesive labels for bottles by contacting us directly on our website or by the phones listed in the Contacts.