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Ossetra Caviar

Second August Caviar Tasting

This has been a busy month for tasting, with several producers sending samples in the hope of being selected for our range. After our last tasting of several Siberian (Baerii) caviars, this time we looked at the more unusual. We tried a Sevruga and a Golden Sterlet, both from farms in Italy. To add a little context we also included some of our Royal Oscietra. I have often said that sourcing good Sevruga is a tricky job, and I had high hopes for this example. It looked the part –... Read More

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OFFERS FOR ROYAL ASCOT AND FATHERS’ DAY

June sees two big events taking place, or one – depending on your opinion. First up is Fathers’ Day this coming Sunday, when we all have the chance to thank the down trodden and neglected Fathers for their selfless self sacrifice, both financially and emotionally, in their oft derided efforts to produce well rounded off spring. For them, we offer 10% off our ever popular House Selection as well as a range of House Selection gifts. Next up is Royal Ascot. So what better than 10% off our Royal Oscietra.... Read More

JUNE CAVIAR TASTING

It is always nice to begin the month with a tasting session. We had two samples to have a go at, and I also fancied putting in some of our Royal Oscietra just to gain people’s reaction. I do like to continually test our range to make sure it is as good as it can be. First up, was some Bester Caviar. “Bester?” I hear you say, “What on earth is that?”. It is, in fact, a fairly common hybrid of Huso Huso x Ruthenus (Sterlet). I say fairly common... Read More

February Caviar Tasting at Caspian Caviar

I have often been heard to remark how the over all quality of farmed caviar has improved over the last 5 or so years. Once upon a time, the quality of samples was a bit of a lottery. Recently, the samples have been consistently good, providing good competition across the range. However, some samples we received earlier this month were a throw back to earlier, simpler times, when would-be suppliers could be discounted with ease. The farm lay further east than where we normally source and was situated in a... Read More

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Offers for Russia

10% OFF SIBIRSKYE & OSCIETRA CAVIAR Its coming home, its coming home, Sibirskye’s coming home! I dont suppose that you thought for one moment that I could pass up the opportunity to link that rather exciting kick about in Russia with an offer for some caviar. Our Sibirskye would seem the ideal candidate as it is produced by the Siberian Sturgeon. “Sibirskye” is Russian for Siberian – cant get much more Russian than that! But then again, Oscietra caviar comes from the Gueldenstaedtii sturgeon. As most people cant pronounce it,... Read More

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Fathers Day Newsletter

10% OFF OSCIETRA & VODKA GIFTS How often did you drag your Father away from the football in order to go and watch dressage, utilise his wallet as if it was your very own cash machine, expect a lift home in the middle of the night from some ghastly party or feign surprise when he grumbled about meeting bail? Well now it is time to say “Thanks, Dad” with a small gift that he is sure to enjoy. In order to celebrate his selfless sacrifice, we have knocked 10% off... Read More

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Royal Offers for the Royal Wedding

15% OFF ROYAL BELUGA AND ROYAL OSCIETRA It is not every weekend that there is a Royal wedding, so what a great excuse to lop a grand 15% off the price of our two Royal caviars – Beluga and Oscietra. Our hybrid Beluga is farmed in Italy and it has been our best selling caviar in 2018. Its large dark eggs are packed with flavour and its not hard to taste why it is currently our customers favourite. The Royal Oscietra is the pick of the Oscietra crop, offering larger... Read More

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OFFERS FOR MOTHER’S FESTIVAL

Mother’s Festival?? I know most people will be talking about Mother’s Day this week, which is all well and good, but it is not quite as exciting as what comes next – Cheltenham Festival. This neck of the woods comes alive with the excitment of hosting four days of great racing. While my Mother may make polite noises about her Gift Box and a bunch of daffs on Sunday morning, she can hardly lift her head from the racing pages and cant wait for the Festival to begin. So whether... Read More

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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 around the Caspian were becoming more industrialised, particularly with the expansion of the oil and gas industry in the region. The subsequent over fishing, pollution and modification of rivers had... Read More

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Valentine’s Day Special

Love is in the air………but help is at hand! Valentine’s Day Offer on Royal Oscietra and selected Caviar Gifts Dont say it with Flowers Dont say it with Chocs Much better results With a large Caviar Gift Box! The poetry might not be up to much, but the caviar is great! With Valentine’s Day looming, we have knocked 10% off the price of our ever wonderful Royal Oscietra caviar, as well as some of our great gift sets . What could be better than caviar for two? The Royal Oscietra... Read More