London restaurant Lorne’s wine list is run by owner and ex-sommelier Katie Exton and Gianluca Bono (ex-Chez Bruce sommelier). It’s a 200ish bin list that focuses on regions, varieties and wine styles that they both like and think work well with their food – and they do. Classic cru classés from Bordeaux sit happily next to smaller producers from lesser-known regions such as Dani Landi and Mac Forbes. Lorne applies cash margins on more expensive bottles. They also have a single bottle list available if requested, that has some great wines at even greater prices – plus a not-to-be-missed back vintages range of Vin Doux Naturels, for birth year treats.
By Ruth Spivey
Lorne Wine List
Katie ExtonSommelier and co-owner