Don't Worry: Your Caviar Isn't From Russia (and Neither Is Your Vodka)
As Russia continues to escalate attacks on Ukraine, President Biden announced Friday that the U.S. is banning imports of Russian vodka, seafood, and diamonds in an attempt to further cut off Vladimir Putin's Russia from trade with the West.
The move may affect Russian trade, but it's not likely to affect Miamians who crave the finer things in life.
Russian vodka only accounts for about 1 percent of all vodka consumed in the United States, and most big retailers — think Total Wine and Publix — have already pulled Russian brands like Green Mark and Russian Standard from their shelves.
The same goes for caviar. Although the luxury food item conjures images of Russian royals slathering the expensive caviar roe on toast points in gilded rooms, in truth almost all caviar is farmed in Germany, Israel, Italy, and the United States.