The One Thing Meghan Markle Probably Can’t Wait to Do After Pregnancy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents! On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Following their son’s arrival, the family of three posed for a photocall at Windsor Castle where Meghan Markle revealed her feelings about motherhood.

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“It is magic and it is pretty amazing,” she said during the official royal baby introduction. “I have the two best guys in the world. And so I am really happy,” she continued. While Meghan Markle couldn’t wait to meet her bundle of joy — and is clearly soaking up every second with Baby Archie — she was likely looking forward to something else after pregnancy: a glass of her favorite Tignanello wine.

Meghan Markle’s favorite wine

The Duchess of Sussex has made her love for a glass of vino known. Before marrying into the royal family, she ran a personal lifestyle blog called The Tig, which named after her favorite wine, Tignanello. “It wasn’t just a 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,” she wrote on her website’s now deleted about page. “From that point on, any new awareness, any new discovery or ‘ohhhhh, I get it!’ moment was a ‘Tig’ moment.”

What is Tignanello?

What is Meghan Markle’s favorite wine, Tignanello? According to Delish, it is actually an Italian “Super Tuscan” blend made up of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Super Tuscan wine blends stand out because not all of the red grapes used to make the wine are from Italy.

Who makes Tignanello wine?

The wine blend was first introduced by Italian winery, Antinori in 1971 and are still the only ones to produce it. Given its exclusivity, the Duchess of Sussex’s favorite wine comes with a high price. On Total Wine’s website, a bottle retails for around $130. However, the price can vary depending on the year.

How do you pronounce Tignanello?

Although Meghan Markle named her lifestyle website, The Tig, the “G” in Tignanello is silent. Per Delish’s report, the wine is pronounced “teen-yah-neh-lo.” “Tig” is a nickname for it in the United States.

What does Tignanello taste like?

Curious to know why Meghan Markle loves Tignanello wine so much? She’s likely drawn to its unique flavor. According to Buzzfeed, the Duchess of Sussex’s favorite wine tastes a lot like red fruit with a hint of cherry. Additionally, it has a little bit of kick to it with notes of tobacco and herbs.

Tignanello wine alternative

We aren’t all dukes and duchesses with a direct connection to the queen’s royal funds. If you’re looking for a more affordable Tignanello wine alternative, some suggest Tenuta Luce Lucente 2014 ($30) or Montepeloso A Quo 2013 ($20). According to Buzzfeed, these wines are comparable to Meghan Markle’s favorite wine because they are made in the same region (Tuscany) and have a similar grape blend.

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