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Q: Unfiltered Cold Sake ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Unfiltered Cold Sake
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: yayaya-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Nov 2004 19:58 PST
Expires: 29 Dec 2004 19:58 PST
Question ID: 435838
How long can you keep unfiltered cold sake refrigerated (after
opening) before it goes bad (unconsumable)? Example sake is Ozeki
Nigori unfiltered sake.
Subject: Re: Unfiltered Cold Sake
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 29 Dec 2004 01:55 PST
Hi yayaya,

Opened Sake may be kept refridgerated for a couple days.  Unopened
--for a few months --up to one year at the most.  Unlike wine, Sake is
best fresh:

SAKE - Serving Storage & Etiquette
..."Once you open your bottle of sake, we suggest you enjoy the
complete bottle within two or three hours, and if you have friends
over that's not too hard. If you simply can't finish it all, please
store in your refrigerator and drink the remainder within the next two
days. Premium sake, once opened, begins to oxidize, and this
noticeably impacts the taste..."

..."It is generally best to consume your sake soon after you purchase
it. Although sake is sometimes aged, often with wonderful results, the
sake we sell is best consumed within a few months after purchase..."

Another site said this:

..."An unopened bottle of Sake is considered to have a shelf life of
only one year. However, the Sake doesn?t really go bad per se but the
flavor will change after time. Aged Sake is considered to have a more
mellow taste..."

I guess that means syou'd better drink that Sake in the fridge...   ;-)


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