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reauterry

07:54AM | 04/12/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
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Yes I have some wine bottles and would like to take off the labels so I can use the bottles for other uses. I have tried razor blades,hot water,goo be gone is their an easier way that any body knows.Terry

k2

05:51PM | 04/13/06
Member Since: 06/06/03
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You're not going to believe this! but I am in a wine club myself and have tried to remove wine labels....not an easy task.

In one meeting a while back (Denver area) someone suggested using ammonia (I guess a dilute solution) and that it works well for the task.

Please try it and post back if you have success. I haven't tried. Removing labels hasn't been all that important to me (after all, it's what's INSIDE that counts!, right?) but I would still like to know! thanks! And if you're making wine, here's to a great year!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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doug seibert

02:37AM | 04/14/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
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reauterry

06:03AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
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This message is for k2 just to let you know I have not tried the ammonia on the wine labels but I will wait till I get about a dozen in a week or less you asked me to let you know so when I try I will give you the results. I will be getting in touch within a week. Terry

k2

06:17AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Yes Terry, please let me know. I need to be bottling the '04 reds within the next couple of months myself.

I have yet to try any of the label-removing methods (except elbow-grease) and usually end up just leaving the old nasty ones on!

Good luck with your vintages! So far, mine all taste OK! Here's to a great year!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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reauterry

07:58AM | 04/27/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
56 lifetime posts
This message is for K2 I tried the ammonia and the most work was pouring the ammonia out of the bottle. I ran about 4 inches of water in the sink and poured just enough to turn the bottle and then let a small amout out not much. Then I let the bottles sit for 5 minutes then with the help of my finger nails they just peeled off. I had 2 different tyes of bottles so their were more glue on the one but was still easy thanks a lot.Terry

k2

08:06AM | 04/27/06
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Hey thanks Terry, thanks for giving the ammonia a try!

BTW, what kind of varietals are you making? :) I've got (for 2004) a Sangiovese, merlot, cab and syrah. Will have lots of racking, filtering and bottling this summer. are you in a wine club, or just DIY?

thanks again!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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reauterry

08:27AM | 04/27/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
56 lifetime posts
I've got a Reisling going and a Lambrusco that should be done in about a week to a week in a half the last batch was Zinvandal Rose' no I am not in a club just a little hobby I like to do Thanks again Terry
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