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Siberian caviar

August Baerii Tasting

For a little while now, we have been planning to change our supply of Siberian Caviar. The posh name for the Siberian Sturgeon is Baerii and we sell it as Sibirskye, which is Russian for Siberian. Our current supply is very good and is very popular, but we do like to freshen things up occasionally so a new Baerri seemed a good idea. Baerri is the mainstay of the sturgeon farming industry as it matures relatively quickly and produces very good caviar. Recent years have seen an increase in the... 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 and Christmas News

10% OFF OUR AWARD WINNING SIBIRSKYE AND HAMPERS Siberian sturgeon are rather the mainstay of the caviar industry – they produce very good caviar in a relatively short time – only 7 or 8 years! We call ours Sibirskye and its dark eggs deliver a lovely front-of-mouth flavour. If you are yet to try it, now is a good opportunity as we have knocked off 10% and the offer will only run until the 25th November. We have also lopped 10% off all our hampers, so do get your Christmas... Read More

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October Caviar Tasting

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of providing the starter, plus a little caviar knowledge, for a dinner party hosted by a client of ours. In truth, he had bought the “Caviar Tasting Experience” at a charity auction. Caspian Caviar was delighted to provide something a little different for a local charity auction and it turned out to be something of the star lot. It made rather a good price, so I had to be on top form, with my wit and charm being rolled out of cold storage... Read More

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July Caviar Tasting No2

The second caviar that we have tasted this month was a Baerii caviar from France. Baerii is better known as Siberian Sturgeon and it is still found in the rivers of Siberia. However, it has become the staple of the caviar farming industry as it matures relatively quickly and can produce very good caviar. Typically, it is a dark caviar with medium sized eggs and a good flavour at the front of the mouth, but with little lingering flavour at the back. Some examples can be rather bland. How was... 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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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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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 is that they mature relatively quickly for a sturgeon and can produce very good quality caviar. They mature at around 8 years of age and the caviar tends to be... Read More