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LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARDS 2020

Did I tell you that Caspian Caviar won the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2020 Best Luxury Caviar in the World award? From its website: What better way to make a special event even more exclusive, or to bring pure enjoyment to a weekday night than to top it all with some delicious caviar? The esteemed experts of Luxury Lifestyle Awards are sure that Caspian Caviar, this year’s winner in the category of The Best Luxury Caviar in the World, will satisfy the demands of any connoisseur. This is the brand that... Read More

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BELUGA TASTING

Long term followers of this blog will know that, despite our extensive contacts here at Caspian Caviar, we do struggle to find pure Beluga (Huso Huso) caviar which meets our criteria of top quality at a sensible price. I thought that we had cracked it and the Special Reserve Beluga that we have been offering for the last couple of years is very good indeed and has been gaining an expanding fan club. Unfortunately, my supply line dried up with the onset of COVID. So since March we have been... Read More

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Caviar in the “new normal”.

Some people keep referring to “when we return to normal”, but what will “normal” look like after this epidemic? I cant imagine that it will look much like 2019 as we can already see the impacts of the virus and we have no idea how long the virus will be with us. What might the caviar trade look like in 2021? Wish I knew! Perhaps, with little air travel and few cruise ships, there may be a glut of caviar on the market with prices falling dramatically as people try... Read More

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20th BIRTHDAY FOR CASPIAN CAVIAR – 20% OFF FOR YOU This Friday, 1st May, is a big day for us as it is the 20th anniversary of the creation of Caspian Caviar. It was that long ago, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, that Simon returned from Azerbaijan with a heap of caviar from the Caspian Sea. Caspian Caviar was born – a pioneering internet-only caviar retailer. It seems normal now, but back then it was pretty cutting edge! Since then, of course, we have seen many changes in... Read More

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Caviar “Reviews”.

Despite the recommendations of a host of ecommerce experts, we have refused to include a caviar “Review” facility on our website. Apparently, they are all the rage but I am always struck how all reviews on websites are 5 star and I find it very irritating when they pop up just when I want to do something on the site. I find it even more irritating when I then get pestered for reviews post purchase. My irritations with web reviews are not the only reasons we will not entertain them.... Read More

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OCTOBER TASTING OF TRANSMONTANUS CAVIAR

As I have often said, I am not that keen on caviar derived from Transmontanus, or White Sturgeon as they are more commonly known. These fish are not white, but their flesh is making them prized for their meat, with the caviar being a bit of a side show. I have tasted more bad than good, although I do very much like what we sell as Caspian Caviar White Caviar. Thus I was intrigued when a large producer offered to send three samples of different grades of transmontanus. Would I... 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

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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 outside the EU is not so easy. We need to obtain a CITES import licence which costs £70 and can take up to 6 weeks. The supplier needs to supply... 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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Autumn Offers from Caspian Caviar

10% OFF HOUSE SELECTION As the nights draw in and the dark of autumn begins to envelop us, here is a little offer to keep that summer warmth aglow – 10% off our ever popular House Selection. The small dark eggs are packed with flavour and it has been a customer favourite since we introduced it about 5 years ago. To make things even better, we have added various of our House Gifts to the offer. The offer will run until the 1st October. NEW CHOCOLATES We have changed our... Read More