Last September, Niki Nakazawa of Neta joined us for a Taste and Talk event around all things agave and Mezcal.
Working alongside artisanal growers in the Mexican region of Oaxaca, Nata Spirits is keeping alive a tradition dating back centuries, preserving local recipes that are passed down through generations.
We met up with Niki to talk about some memorable bottles, her favourite addresses in Paris and what she’s looking forward to drinking next.
I flip to the back to see if they have any mezcal and then look at the whites from the Loire.
I know a wine is good when it brings me into presence.
Of the 570 municipalities in Oaxaca state, 418 are governed by a system of “usos y costumbres” or Customary Law, which means that community leaders and municipal officials are locally appointed and not selected via political parties.
Dear friends, especially the ones that my friend Yana calls “moaners”
One of my favorite settings ever has been in the cave of my dear friends Yasmine and Brian in Paris, cross-legged on floor cushions, surrounded by friends, listening to something beautiful and mysterious.
Anchovies, Saint Marcelin, olives, cherries, almonds, chocolate, jalapeño Chips
Patrick Deplats, Diane 2016
In Albiez Montrond with my friends Justine Saint-Lo and Fleur Godart.
Transparency and complexity
Don’t drink when you’re sad. Take disco naps
I frequently take naps
The Vine Trail NETA release of 78 bottles of Ensamble Madrecuixe, Bicuixe, Barrilito from Aniceto García is an absolute treasure!
Starting from this summer our opening times are changing. From Tuesday 1st August onwards, our restaurant will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch on Saturday as usual.
Our last day open before the holidays is Saturday 5th August. We will be back as usual from Tuesday 15th August.