Removing Wine Labels
I ran across an interesting article in the Los Angeles
Times today. It seems that many fine restaurants will
remove a special wine label, but they don’t advertise it
as it is time consuming and difficult. You have to ask.
Most sommeliers seem to soak the bottle for 15-20
minutes in warm or very hot water and then carefully
remove it. Sometimes the glue fails to dissolve and the
label cannot be removed. For that reason, some restaurants
prefer a product called Labeloff that removes the
printed layer of the label using an adhesive sheet. It is
said to work 90% of the time. The cost is less than $1 a
label and can be purchased at www.labeloff.com.