Meghan Markle and Tignanello wine hero
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Even though we didn’t get an invite to the royal wedding (yet), we can still totally toast to the future duchess. And what better way than with her favorite vino?

A trip back in time to Markle’s lifestyle website, thetig.com, revealed that she's obsessed with an Italian red called Tignanello. When she sipped it for the first time, she had such a major a-ha moment that she decided to name her blog after it. 

It’s easy to buy a bottle of Tignanello online, but it’ll set you back about $100.

That’s why we turned to one of our favorite expert somms, Mark Sayre, Director of Service at McGuire Moorman Hospitality, for a similar but much more affordable option.

According to Sayre, Tignanello was the first commercially produced luxury sipper to blend Tuscany’s iconic Sangiovese grape with regal Cabernet Sauvignon. “The two grapes work so well together because you have the rusticity of Sangiovese wrapped in Cabernet’s velvety dark fruit—both providing their own sense of power,” Sayre said. (We knew Meghan Markle had great taste.)

He suggests we turn to Italian wine producer Ornellaia, famous for its Tuscan Cabernet-based wines. Ornellaia’s Le Volte dell'Ornellaia, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot provides the same regality as Tignanello but clocks in under $30.

If you need us, we’ll be dressed up in our finest PJs with a full goblet, closing our eyes and dreaming of England. 

RELATED: 20 Recipes Meghan Markle Swears By (She’s a Huge Foodie)

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