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mysharona
06-05-2010, 12:13 AM
Does Bunratty Meade in a ceramic bottle have a shelf life?
Thank you!

sattlerjm
06-05-2010, 01:37 AM
I'm not familiar with the ceramic container mentioned, but mead is similar to any wine. Protect it from oxygen and light and store at a consistent cool temperature and it will last as long as you can wait to drink it.

Chevette Girl
06-05-2010, 10:54 AM
A closed bottle should be good for years as long as it remains sealed, but once you break the seal, the clock starts ticking. An opened bottle of wine DOES have a limited shelf life, even if you use the rubber corks where you can use a vacuum pump to suck the air out of the bottle so it doesn't oxidize.

Medsen Fey
06-05-2010, 02:11 PM
Even without opening it, I'm not sure how long Bunratty's will age without deterioration given that it is basically a white wine with some honey added. It probably isn't something that will age for a decade even stored in the best of conditions.

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