How To Remove Labels

Removing the label from a bottle is actually quite simple with a little patience and a couple of everyday household items.
A quick search of the web will reveal a variety of different methods for removing wine or liquor labels. A recent article on Popular Mechanics put several of these methods to the test, and determined that the following method is the most effective. Best of all, this method can be performed on a full bottle of wine without negatively affecting the quality of the wine. See the following directions:
You Will Need: A sink or bucket, baking soda, a rag, a towel (optional: steel wool)
Soak the label portion of the wine bottle in room temperature water with 5-10 tablespoons of baking soda for 30 minutes.
Remove the bottle from the water, and wipe the label off with a rag. If any of the label still remains, use a fingernail or steel wool to remove the rest.
Once the bottle is clean, wipe it with a towel and allow it to completely dry and acclimatize to room temperature before applying your new label.

How To Apply Labels

Before you apply a custom label to your bottle, make sure that the bottle is completely clean, dry, free of residue, and at room temperature. Once your bottle is ready, follow the steps below to apply your label:
To remove your custom wine label from the backing paper, peel back the BACKING at a tight angle in one corner by rolling the corner toward you. Do not fold it. This should cause the corner to lift up, allowing the
label to be slowly peeled off without damage.
Lay the bottle down on a firm surface that will prevent the bottle from rolling, such as on your lap, or on an egg carton.
Center the label over the bottle. Using the seam of the bottle as a guide can help with this.
Place the center of the label onto the bottle first, using firm pressure to smooth it down evenly from the center out.