Remove Labels & Metal from Wine Bottles

Removing labels from wine and beer bottles appears a lot harder than it actually is. So I put together this tutorial to show you just how easy it is, but also how quick it is! Removing the labels can take less than 15 minutes (assuming you have a preheated oven ready to go). I decided to try my hand at making my own wine and had these left over bottles from previously fun nights. I figured I would just remove the labels from those.

Since I only like red wine, the green bottles are appropriate. If you want white wine then look for clear bottles. Since bottling wine in bottles where the label is still on is technically illegal (at least here it is), I had to find a way that would remove the label without leaving all the gunk behind. Unfortunately, the wine that I drink also contains these aluminum metal pieces at the top. Spending about 30 minutes trying to figure out how I could remove them, I had to resort to the sharp knife (not ideal, and a bit dangerous, but it works).

Remove the metal top (if applicable)

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Find the sharpest knife you can in the house. Put the knife underneath the metal with the shark side facing away from you. Start to twist your knife outwards. When you hear the metal slice all the way down and it should just come right off.

Remove the Labels

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If there is any left over wine at the bottom of the bottle make sure to wash it out. Place your bottle(s) on an oven safe pan. Up to 4 max or else the bottles won’t get the heat they need to have the sticky label removable. Leave them in the oven for 10 minutes and using oven safe mittens to take out the pan the label should come right off easily. You must do this while the bottle is still very hot.

Remove Labels from wine bottles


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