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How Long Does Umeshu Stay Good After Opening?

05.28.2024 | Blog

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Do you know how long does Umeshu stay good after opening? Due to the widespread misconception that Umeshu is akin to "Plum Wine," many believe it must be consumed quickly after opening. However, unlike traditional wines, Umeshu maintains its quality over time, even after the bottle has been opened.

A Couple Months After Opening in the Fridge

Once you've opened a bottle of Umeshu, it's best to store it in the refrigerator. Refrigeration slows down the oxidation process, which occurs when air interacts with the liqueur, ensuring that its flavors remain intact for an extended period. By keeping your Umeshu properly refrigerated, you can prolong its shelf life and continue to enjoy its rich flavors at your leisure.
At CHOYA, we recommend consuming Umeshu within a couple of months after opening to ensure optimal taste and quality. While Umeshu with a lower alcohol content should be enjoyed promptly after opening, our CHOYA products, with their higher alcohol content, can be savored over a more extended period.

*For CHOYA products with an alcohol content of 10% or less, we recommend to consume them as soon as possible after opening.

Seal the Bottle Tightly

Another crucial factor in keeping Umeshu fresh is to make sure the bottle is sealed tightly. Air is one of the main culprits behind the loss of flavor and quality in Umeshu, so it is best to keep it in an airtight container. If you have opened a bottle with a cork stopper, make sure the cork is pushed in tightly to prevent air from getting in. Alternatively, you can transfer the Umeshu to a smaller bottle with a screw-top lid that fits tightly.

Umeshu may be categorized as a type of sake or wine (Plum Wine), but its recommended storage period after opening is significantly different. Now armed with the knowledge of proper storage methods, you can enjoy your Umeshu wisely without wasting any and savor it until the end. Don't let your Umeshu go to waste. Keep it fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Cheers!

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