Caspian Caviar

AUGUST CAVIAR TASTING – IRANIAN CAVIAR

Our main sample this month was a Sevruga caviar all the way from Iran. It was good but not great. The small grey eggs certainly looked the part and it was soft but the taste was not overwhelming. We felt that it was not as good as the Italian Sevruga caviar that we normally stock over the Christmas period and the cost is considerably greater, so we plan to continue with our normal supply. It did serve to remind us of the impending US sanctions on Iran. “What have US... Read More

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Caviar Information

Caviar Caviar is simply the roe of sturgeon that is lightly salted and cured. Traditionally served on blinis topped with crème fraiche or sour cream, caviar is a wonderfully versatile food that can enhance and compliment a wide variety of dishes. Chopped egg and finely chopped onion are other usual accompaniments, but do try it on its own to really appreciate its flavour. You often see the Russian term “Malossol” being used to describe caviar. It translates to “little salt” referring to the traditional Caviar production process where only a... Read More

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Glorious Caviar Offers for August

10% OFF ROYAL BELUGA , CASPIAN GOLD & KETA The heather is in bloom already and soon the Chosen Ones will be heading north on the great August migration. To help your August to be Glorious, we have put our Beluga on offer – what could be better in the Lodge, or what could make a better “Thank you”? In case you havent tried it, we have also put our Caspian Gold on offer, for no better reason than it begins with G:- Glorious Gold. It is from a hybrid... Read More

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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 mature. Even then, great caviar is not guaranteed. Much of what we see is of poor quality and/or offered at a silly price. So was this another such example? First... 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

July Caviar Tasting No1

Tough job I know, but people do keep sending us caviar to taste. We welcome it as we do like to see what is on the market to ensure that our range is up to scratch. If we come across a caviar which is better than we stock and is offered at a sensible price, then we will change supplier just so long as they dont demand a minimum order of 100kg! So first up this month was a Sevruga caviar from Iran. As I keep saying, good Servruga is... 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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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 always describe it as “the very best”, “best quality”, “best in the world” etc etc and charge accordingly. Sadly, the reality is normally rather different and the caviar is not... Read More