...looks as easy as 1, 2, 3 ...and ... sometimes, it actually is! (The Rabbit Ridge label pictured below is one of the newer self-adhesive types. As a result, I have a limited amount of time to get it off the bottle before it becomes semi-dry, gets gummy, and tries to become a permanent part of my left thumb.)

USE CAUTION: it's important to have the bottle cradled firmly in the towel to keep it from rocking or moving excessively. In pictures 2 and 3 below, I'm keeping the side of my right hand and knuckles well-supported against the side of the bottle, in order to keep both my hand and the blade from slipping. I'm also applying a slight pressure to the other side of the bottle with my left hand, while holding the label up off the bottle with a very light tug to expose the seam between the bottle and label.

Work in full even strokes, drawing the blade under the label from the top of the label downward. Most of the "pressure" actually exerted from both sides of the bottle should tend to neutralize any bottle movement.

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