I have created THE EASIEST instructable to remove a label off a wine bottle. I searched the web for the quickest and easiest way and found nothing. So after much trial and error of trying different methods I discovered 6 easy steps in which to quickly remove labels without the waiting time and mess. Enjoy!!!
Step 1: Fill Your Pot
Use your largest pot and add about 2-3 inches of water.
Step 2: Boil Water
On medium/high heat boil water.
Step 3: Add Water to Your Bottle
Fill your bottle 1/4 of the way full of water so it doesn't float.
Step 4: Boiling Your Bottle
Lay your bottle down on the side in which you want to remove the label. You can add 1-2 bottles each time you do the boiling process to cut down on time. Boil your bottle for 5-8 minutes. I have found the longer the better but some labels come off very quickly so keep repeating the process based on individual results.
Step 5: Scrape Your Bottle
Using care, remove your bottle from the boiling water and place into sink. Immediately after removing use a flat object such as a kitchen knife and carefully scrape your bottle from top to bottom. I choose a sharp flat kitchen knife for this process as it seems to work best.
Step 6: Wash You Bottle
After you have completely scraped the label off you can at this time simply use a sponge or steel wool and some dish washing soap to finish cleaning off the glue and left over label. I prefer using steel wool but the rough side of a sponge works just as well.
Step 7: VOILA!!!
And Voila!!! After these very easy steps you have a perfect clean wine bottle for any project!! Enjoy!!!