Fans of wine drinking understand how important it is to have wine labels removal skills. Most will want to remember that 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc by taking its label and framing it. If you wish to take this up as your hobby of choice, it is important to know how to properly do it so that you won’t damage anything.

However, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are many methods that you can take in order to ensure that the prize you’re after comes off easily and quickly. If you aren’t into collecting, you may want this skill in order to place an original with something that you made.

Today, we’ll be talking about the quick and easy ways that you can remove the your wine labels

Here are methods you can use:

Using Boiling Water

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As the name implies, this method requires the use of boiling water. You need to heat water using a kettle and bring the liquid to a boil. While you are waiting for the water to boil, you can prepare the bottle and yourself. Stand the container up on the sink and wear an oven glove on one hand. Keep it steady as you pour the boiling water inside it. 

If the bottle you have doesn’t have a narrow spout, you may need to use a funnel to get the water in easily. Once the water is in, leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the boiling water to melt the adhesive on the sticker from the inside out. Be cautious while emptying the container as it will be quite hot.

We recommend you use a utility knife to carefully peel the label off it. This method is great as it doesn’t get the labels you want wet.

The Baking Soda Method

The Baking Soda Method

If your wine bottle is still full, then this is the removal method that we recommend. This one is an ideal method as it doesn’t affect the wine inside. You’ll need the following:

  • Baking Soda
  • A bucket (you don’t have a sink around)
  • A rag and towel

The first step is preparing the bucket. You’ll want to mix room-temperature water with 5 – 10 tablespoons of baking soda. Once you have a solution, soak the label portion of the wine bottle for at least 30 minutes. 

Once done, remove the container from the water and use the rag/towel to wipe off the label stickers. If there are still bits remaining, you can use your fingernail to slowly remove the rest. If you are applying a fresh sticker, you’ll want to wait a few minutes to give time for the bottle to dry.

Bake Wine Labels


For this method of removal, you’ll need to use an oven. Once you’ve emptied the wine bottle, place it in the oven. Make sure to set it to 177 °C and see to it that it is completely empty. Turn the label so that it faces upward and wait about 10 minutes for the adhesive to begin melting off. Once that’s done, you can begin removing it from the bottle.

There are plenty of other ways that you can remove a label from a wine bottle. Depending on what you need the sticker for, the methodology will change. We also recommend that you take the utmost care while doing this. You wouldn’t want to ruin the wine or break the bottle while in the process of removal.

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