Jose Moya (a.k.a. “the Spanish Hipster,” a moniker that refers to both his country of birth as well as the name of his food blog) is, to put it mildly, a natural wine snob. As a purveyor of natural wine, he has a professional interest in the topic (as well as high standards).

Moya travels to Tokyo frequently, and every time he breezes through town, he is keen to explore the city’s funky wine dens. Last Saturday, we planned to meet for a late-afternoon drink at 4 p.m., but when I sent him a bar suggestion, he replied tepidly: “The place looks cool, but I don’t see many natural wines.”

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