Sake Is Fragile

Appears in
On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Sake and its delicate flavors are vulnerable to alteration by exposure to both light and high temperatures. It’s best drunk as young as possible. The clear and blue bottles in which it’s usually packaged offer little protection, so sake should be kept in the cool and dark of the refrigerator, and once opened should be consumed quickly.