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Beluga caviar

Caviar Samples: Quality is Key!

It sounds perfectly obvious, doesnt it? However, it is strange how many people think that they can provide a poor quality caviar sample, then persuade us to buy their rubbish product. This is a skill that is often demonstrated by those strange “Agents” trying to peddle “best quality Iranian caviar” who normally pretend that they have their own farm , always on the Caspian Sea, when it is obvious that they do not. The other day, one such individual turned up unannounced and delivered a sample of the aforementioned “best... 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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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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LATE NOVEMBER OFFERS

November offers from Caspian Caviar 10% OFF BELUGA AND SELECTED GIFTS Now that we are in the last week of November, we thought we would whizz out another quick offer to help you with your Christmas shopping. We have lopped 10% from our ever popular Beluga . This hybrid (Hus/Bae) Beluga is farmed in northern Italy and has been a customer favourite for some years. The large, dark grey eggs make it a delight on the eye, and the flavour is just as good. We have also put some of... 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

Another October Caviar Tasting

Another week, another caviar tasting – woe is me! This time we started with a French Baerii, moving on to a couple of Belugas, before checking our Royal Oscietra to make sure it was still up to the mark. The Baerii caviar looked OK and tasted good, although some tasters found it a little soft. The general consensus was that it was good, but not as good as our current stock of Baerii. Then it was the turn of the Beluga caviar (Huso Huso), which was interesting as both samples... Read More

Spring Bank Holiday Offer

10% OFF ALL BELUGA With the Spring Bank Holiday on the horizon, it seems a good time to spread a little offer over all our Beluga. Our Royal Beluga is a long term customer favourite. It is derived from hybrid sturgeon (Huso Huso crossed with Siberian) and hence offers a great caviar at a sensible price. Then our Special Reserve Beluga is the real McCoy – pure Huso Huso with the largest eggs and creamy flavour for those special occasions, or just some indulgence! Offer runs until the Bank Holiday.... Read More

Launch of Special Reserve Beluga

SPECIAL RESERVE BELUGA LAUNCH OFFER – 10% OFF It is quite a while since we listed a pure Beluga (Huso Huso) caviar and I have often written about the difficulty of finding really good Beluga (Huso Huso) caviar at a sensible price. This autumn, we have managed to source some really excellent Beluga (Huso Huso) and we have secured a shipment at a cracking price. As we are really keen that you try it, we have even given it a special launch price, 10% below its normal price. This will... 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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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