In Catalan slang, the word “brutal” can mean very good as well as very bad. To the drinkers of Barcelona, Brutal is the name of a game-changing wine bar that kick-started the city’s heady natural wine scene. The driving force behind Brutal were Max and Stefano Colombo, two brothers from Italy’s Veneto region – Max is a chef, Stefano is a sommelier – who recognised an opportunity to introduce Barcelona to the pleasures of organically farmed, zero-additive wines from around the world. The rest, as they say, is history. While natural wine represents a sizeable chunk of Stefano’s diet, the former industrial designer can also appreciate all aspects of Barcelona’s food and drink scene, as demonstrated by his recommendations for his adopted hometown.