Avoid Caspian eggs now so that we'll have them in the future
Issue: December 31, 2004
We've been hearing about it for several years, perhaps hoping that it wasn't as bad as we were told. Well it is, and it's getting worse. Caviar, the real deal from the Caspian Sea, is in deep trouble. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, sturgeon, the fish from which we get those glorious eggs, has suffered from overfishing, poaching and an increasingly polluted habitat.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2004.