My daughter was a little upset with me for this one. She had been saving these rum bottles that have tattoo art on the back of the labels and she wanted to save them. When I went to visit last week, I told her about this fool-proof method I had learned for doing this. It was to pour boiling water into the bottle, and it would loosen the glue and it would peel right off. Well you can see the result of her rum bottle labels above. My cheepo wine bottle label worked great...at least we didn't scald our hands.