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Old 02-16-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Removing Wine Labels

Will someone tell me why oh why wine distributors offering rebates insist that one send them the bottle label??!!?? Isn't the coupon & the purchase receipt enough?

Back when I was just a tot, my mother literally "wallpapered" the basement with different wine & liquor labels that easily floated off their bottles during a brief sojourn in the sink or bathtub. These days, I can soak a bottle for DAYS in hot water & nothing happens except the label disintegrates.

So I now have a rebate that has a mailing deadline of tomorrow & no idea how I'm supposed to get this label off without shredding it.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 02-16-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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i'm not sure if it will work breezy, but lighter fluid is good at dissolving gums and cement.

i'd use the highly refined kind, like you'd put into a zippo lighter. i think it's called ronsonol.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Maybe Goo-Gone would take it off in one piece?

Oh yeah, back in my hippie days, we all had coffee tables covered with bottle labels and then decoupaged (sp?). Those labels would slip off the bottles even if you were just playing with them. I guess we have better glue these days.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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Finger nail polish remover might help.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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I haven't done it for couple of years, but the last time I did, I laid the bottle on its side and placed a folded wet paper towel on the label. After a half hour or so, it lifted right off (The label, and the paper towel).
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:34 PM   #6
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I have often wanted to save the label so I could remember a good wine - doesn't the couple who do the Wall Street Journal Tastings article do this?
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #7
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If it is going to come off, just put it down in water and submerge it. It should float off. Most do.
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Hairspray, or rubbing alcohol.

Heck, bug them, send them the whole darned bottle back!
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:48 PM   #9
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Saw this product or a similar one on Martha Stewart's television program some weeks ago: Wine Label Remover.

Check it out. It might be what you are looking for.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:41 AM   #10
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Hairspray, or rubbing alcohol.

Heck, bug them, send them the whole darned bottle back!
hmmm, a dremel tool could be used to score the glass around the label, then tap, tap tap. send them the entire section of the bottle. it'll cost you in shipping weight, but it's a moral victory...
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