Brexit Caviar Crisis?

Despite all the Brexit talk, no one in the press seems to have covered the important issue of what will happen to caviar supplies come April 2019. At present, importing caviar from within the EU could not be easier. We place an order with the producer and they send it to us – no problem at all. Importing caviar from … Continue reading

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July Caviar Tasting No3

Last, but not least, this month on the tasting front was a Beluga caviar from Bulgaria. It was a pure Beluga caviar – from a Huso Huso sturgeon. I have written before about the difficulty of getting a good enough Beluga (Huso Huso) caviar at a sensible price. It is not commonly farmed as it takes about 18 years to … Continue reading

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Trumped: Iranian caviar

We are sometimes asked why we dont stock any caviar from Iran. It is a fair question as Iran does have a certain reputation in the world of caviar and we are called Caspian Caviar! The reason is two fold. Firstly is the concern over the quality of the farmed caviar from Iran. It is normally Beluga and its vendors … Continue reading

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5 more Caviar Questions & Answers from Caspian Caviar

My last blog with 5 Questions & Answers all about caviar went down rather well, so here are another 5 Questions and Answers covering other aspects of caviar. Are there any traditions to eating caviar? (such as tableware, etc) Yes. Caviar is traditionally served on ice. This leads some people to believe that if it is not ice cold at … Continue reading

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5 Caviar Questions and Answers from Caspian Caviar

What does caviar taste like? On the face of it, this seems such a simple question, but it is really rather a tricky one to answer. The simple, if rather facetious, answer is “Like caviar”. The problem is that it really tastes like nothing else so it is very hard to describe. In our efforts to convey the taste, we … Continue reading

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Is all caviar farmed?

We still do get asked this question by customers, and the simple answer is “Yes”. Although many people still firmly associate caviar with Russia, Iran and the Caspian Sea, the reality today is very different. Some twenty years ago, the restrictions on fishing for wild sturgeon in the Caspian became looser. At much the same time, many of the countries … Continue reading

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Caspian Caviar White

LAUNCH: Caspian Caviar White You may recall that last Christmas, and then again at Easter, we were able to source a small quantity of fantastically priced caviar that we then called “Privilege”. It was from a stock of Transmontanus sturgeon in Italy. We had such good feedback that we have been working with the producers to secure a bigger supply. … Continue reading

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Sibirskye Caviar

This caviar comes from Siberian (Baerii) Sturgeon, which is a main stay of the farming industry, both in its pure form and use in hybridisation. The name, Sibirskye, is simply Siberian in Russian. I thought that up in a rare moment of creativity and have been pleased with myself ever since. The reason that Siberian Sturgeon are used so widely … Continue reading

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Caviar From Afar

One of the nice parts of this job is being approached by people wanting to sell me lovely things. This is particularly good when free samples are offered. Though sadly this is never often enough or large enough! Some approaches are much more straightforward than others. We ideally like a well established farm in western Europe that we can visit … Continue reading

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