Chances are, Meghan Markle's been on the receiving end of a lot of toasts lately. We'll never know what all those glasses raised to the happy couple have been filled with, but we're willing to bet this: If it were up to Markle, she'd be taking swig after swig of Tignanello.
BUY NOW Antinori Tignanello 2014, $98; wine.com
That's Markle's favorite kind of wine, and there's a reason it sounds so familiar:The soon-to-be-royal named her lifestyle site - The Tig -after the variety. Markle's first taste of it inspired a whole new way of thinking, which she recounted on her since-shuttered site's "about" page:
It wasn’t just red or white - 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.
From that point on, any new awareness, any new discovery or “ohhhhh, I get it!” moment was a “Tig” moment.
If you want to have your own sip of the apparently life-changing wine, there are a couple things you should know about it. For starters, the nickname "Tig," though it's called that it America, is a little misleading. The "g" in Tignanello shouldn't be pronounced; you'd want to ask for teen-yah-neh-lo.
Second, it's a relatively new "Supertuscan" wine blend, made with a specific mix of grapes: 80 percent Sangiovese, 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5 percent Cabernet Franc. Italian winery Antinori first made it in 1971, and to this day, vintners there are the only ones in the world who produce it. So you'd think Tignanello would be exclusive. It's pricey, sure, but bottles of the stuff are actually pretty easy to find. Wine.com sells two vintages: a 2013 and a 2014.
BUY NOW Antinori Tignanello 2013, $110; wine.com
Name a better booze to drink on Harry and Meghan's wedding day. We're waiting.
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