Boris Johnson reveals his favourite alcoholic tipple (and Meghan's a fan too)
Boris Johnson has revealed his favourite tipple – and it’s the same red wine of choice as Meghan Markle.
The Tory Leadership favourite revealed in an interview he is not only a ‘wine man’ but favours Tignanello, which costs an eye-watering £180 per bottle.
Johnson, asked in an interview with Politico if he could recommend a good bottle, struggled to recall the name before Googling the brand and declaring it ‘absolutely delicious’.
The Duchess of Sussex revealed that her first taste of the wine inspired the name of her now defunct lifestyle website, ‘the Tig’ .
Mr Johnson said: ‘I discovered later that it was the favourite wine of Meghan Markle.
'I discovered it by Googling. I was so amazed by this wine, I thought — what is this stuff? And it said it was Meghan Markle’s favourite.‘Someone bought me a crate of it, and I had no idea how expensive it was, and I was just, you know, glugging it back.’
Tignanello, to Markle, wasn’t ‘just red or white’, she explained on her since-shut down site’s ‘About’ page.
She wrote: ‘Suddenly I understood what people meant by the body, legs, structure of wine.It was an Ah ha moment at its finest.
‘For me, it became a Tig moment – a moment of getting it.’
The relatively new ‘supertuscan’ wine blend, made with very specific grapes was first made in 1971 in an Italian winery.
He chuckled when it was suggested that the Venn diagram of popular things among Boris Johnson and Meghan Markle seemed quite a small pool.
‘I don’t know what conclusions you can draw from that,’ he said.
Yesterday, the PM frontrunner came under criticism for ‘throwing the British ambassador to the US under the bus’.
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