JUST WINE TALK: LABEL REMOVAL

Thursday, 3/15, Little Rock-Cabot-Little Rock, AR

Surprisingly I started to feel somewhat like my old self again about 2:00 p.m. or so yesterday. Sonadora, who was kind enough to leave a get well comment on Wednesday, described something similar that she had as the plague which I have to agree pretty much sums up how I felt! I went back to work today, loyal servant that I am, but am still only in the 85th percentile of overall well-being. I can tell that my taster is really off though as I tried a Diet Coke and, yes, a small glass of a Chardonnay I like, and both tasted like they were loaded with sugar. I'm sure it's some type of body chemistry thing that will hopefully even out in the next few days because I'm really not into sweet wine and would hate to think that all wines are going to taste sweet going forward. Since I didn't plan on reviewing any new wine until at least Monday when hopefully the true taster and nose will return, I'm going to fill this post, and others this weekend, with some useful information, hopefully someone will think so, about wine, etc. The best part of all? IT'S FREE!

LIFTING LABELS FROM PRIZED BOTTLES

The best method I've found for removing bottle labels is what's known as the oven method. You just fire up the old oven to 350 degrees and place empty, uncorked bottles into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove bottles, very, very carefully and labels should peel right off as the adhesive usually melts by then. Put labels on wax paper and after cooled, frame or place in your choice of display.

Any other ideas for removing labels? Would love to hear about them. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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