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Keeping rice wine

ewlung Oct 27, 2009 11:56 PM


How do you keep/store Chinese rice wine (Shao Xing wine)?

Should I store it in the refrigerator?

Or just in a cool dry place (like in the kitchen cupboard).

Thanks :)

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    tastesgoodwhatisit RE: ewlung Oct 28, 2009 12:42 AM

    I store it in the kitchen cupboard, and I live in a sub-tropical climate - it keeps fine.

    1. JungMann RE: ewlung Oct 28, 2009 06:43 AM

      Mine is in the cupboard next to soy sauce, vinegars and oils.

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        ricewinelover RE: ewlung Oct 28, 2009 10:31 PM

        Chinese rice wine is an extremely resilient alcohol. If it's cooking wine, then I'm sure that a kitchen cupboard is fine, as the Chinese cooking wine (many that are also from Shaoxing) is loaded with salt, and they use their youngest/worst (Matured less than 1 year) wines for that stuff. If it's a drinking-quality rice wine then once you open the bottle, I recommend you keep it in the refrigerator to keep the fresh taste.

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