These wine label removers do not work well on Italian, and French labels. I have used the back of a spoon, my finger nails, and anything else I could find. I let them sit for five minutes, and have let them sit overnight, and it has torn over half of my labels. It tore a label from a very expensive bottle of Barolo that I can no longer find, even though I work for the distributor. It worked well on the few California wine labels I removed.