Caspian Caviar

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Cocaine and Caviar – not all whizz bang!

Many moons ago, this very good friend of mine went to one of those racey parties that I can only dream about, or perhaps read about in a tabloid. During the evening, a young lady offered him some coke, of the type that does not come in a can. Not wanting to appear a nerd, he gave it  ago and sat back and waited for something sensational to happen. Of course, nothing much did happen. Sensing his disappointment, the young lady helpfully said “It gets better the more you take.”... Read More

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“Fully Sustainable” Caviar? Get away!

Last week, my friend Darren started an interesting debate on LinkedIn. He raised the issue of the possible benefits of caviar from no-kill farms and asked if it was any good. The majority of the respondents stated that it was not very good as the required hormone injections did something peculiar to the eggs. One respondent did state that, like traditionally produced caviar, it could be good depending on the skill of the farming and processing. To be honest, I have never actually tried it. One reason being is that... Read More

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Weird world of Caviar Products

This week I have forsaken the sun and spent a little time trawling the web, as one does. Perhaps not a very productive use of time, but it can be rather interesting all the same! I did come across a European producer who was marketing caviar as a beauty product. Nothing particularly new in this approach as caviar oils and extracts have been used in this way for ever and a day. However, this producer had skipped the processing element. The product was offered in a traditional tin, just the... Read More

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Love is in the eggs

It has been a little while since I have addressed the blog issue. It got rather hectic in the run up to Christmas – very, in fact. It was great but it did become all consuming. Then there was January – catching up after the Christmas rush and managing to address a few pheasants. Now life is getting back to normal, with the thankfully short month of February upon us. The real highlight of February, (barring the wife’s birthday of course!) is naturally St Valentine’s Day. There can really be... Read More

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You have a fridge – Use It!

If I had a penny for every time that I get asked at this time of year “How long can I keep caviar in the fridge?” I might be able to buy a finger of fudge. But we do really get many queries regarding when is the best time to book a Christmas delivery. Perhaps we should get more queries because our most frustrating customer is the one wanting delivery on Christmas Eve. It does not seem to occur to them that the entire courier system is rather stretched at... Read More

Why, why, why Transmontanus?

Why do people bother producing Transmontanus caviar? More to the point, why do people buy it? We dont stock it despite being offered it at knock down prices. The reason is simple – it is just not good enough! Over the years, we have tasted quite a lot from a variety of different producers. We are offered it when we go on our tasting tours and we also get sent samples, but I have yet to taste any that is remotely interesting. The other night, we had a crack at... Read More

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Poetry in Caviar

Back by popular demand: A LATE SUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM, dozing one September’s evening. What a summer it has been, so full of fun. Plenty of sport and lots of sun. What could 2014 possibly bring? Then the phone, it starts to ring…………. “Lovely to see you in Tuscanny. Thanks for the caviar – it really was scrummy. The villa is booked for next July. Hope you can come, await your reply.” “Good Lord, my man, you caught such a lot. The Beluga arrived, it hit the spot. Same week next... Read More

Welcome to our new Website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new web site,  and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. We do hope that you like the new features and products. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. Like all new sites, there may be the odd... Read More