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Is it safe to refrigerate balsamic vinegar?

Hungry Girl Jun 8, 2005 10:15 PM

I have a bottle of balsamic vinegar that I don't know what to do with. It's an expensive bottle, and I don't think I want to leave it corked and in the cupboard while I'm away for two weeks on vacation, do I?? I have a feeling it may beccome too hot inside my house for the vinegar, I don't know if heat is worse than cold.


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    Amin (London Foodie ''OrientRice@aol.com'') Jun 10, 2005 03:21 PM

    Donot refrigerate. Leave it in a cool dark cupboard,
    but if you're still worried about it, suggest you
    leave it with a friend to baby sit it whilst you're
    away :-)

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      JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester) Jun 9, 2005 05:41 PM

      I don't think it's possible for vinegar to go bad over a couple of weeks- it's already been aging for quite some time, and unless you live in Phoenix, your house isn't going to get incredibly hot without you there. You could put it in the fridge if you really, really want to, but it will be just fine in the cupboard, away from direct heat sources and light.

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        LisaN Jun 9, 2005 12:48 PM

        I keep mine in the cabinet. I have 2 different bottles - one I got this past christmas, one the christmas before that, they are both fine

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          mark Jun 9, 2005 08:38 AM

          it'll be fine - i'd suggest a cabinet away from heat sources (stove, refrigerator, etc).

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            Teen Generate Jun 8, 2005 11:34 PM

            Suck down that bottle like you're 12 yrs old and you got your first bottle of Boones farm....Only kidding....Don't refridgerate...Nothing will grow....

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              doc Jun 8, 2005 10:43 PM


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