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Old 06-13-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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Storing Opened Sake?

Is it possible to store opened sake using one of those vacuum wine stoppers? I have one of these and it works fine with wines, but wondering if it will work on sake since it can be very delicate.

Basically I want to get into trying different sakes, but there's nobody I know who'd share with me, so I want to drink a bottle of daiginjo over say a week. Wondering if it's feasible. Help appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Those vacuum stoppers have been proven to not do anything. You would get the exact same results with just putting a regular stopper back in the bottle.

I am no expert, but I would guess that the Daiginjo would be fine for a week.
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I'm sure the vacuvin type stoppers will help. Refrigeration will also help.
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GB, you mean I've been yanking on those things for years for no more than a perceived benefit?
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I'll tell you what Andy. Do a test and tell us. Take two bottles and open them at the same time. Have your SO help you. Each time you pour a glass one of you gets from the vacuum sealed bottle and the other gets from the non vacuum bottle. See if you can tell a difference.
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I'll tell you what Andy. Do a test and tell us. Take two bottles and open them at the same time. Have your SO help you. Each time you pour a glass one of you gets from the vacuum sealed bottle and the other gets from the non vacuum bottle. See if you can tell a difference.

But that would involve sharing my wine with her...
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Make her buy her own bottle. Better yet, make her buy both and have her share with you.
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Now you're talkin'!

I did a quick search and the concensus apppears to be that the most you can expect is a couple of days of drinkabilty. That's enough fo rme.
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If you want to keep a wine longer than a week, you might want to try the inert gas caniisters. I have good luck with them. I also use the vacuum pumps, but seldom is a wine kept in my home longer than a couple of days. I have stored whites in the referigerator for over a week with a vacuum seal, and have not found any problem.
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A bottle of wine doesn't have any chance of lasting a week here. I drink it over 2-3 meals. SO keeps her whites in the fridge or uses box wines.
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