Boris Johnson has revealed his favourite bottle of wine costs £180, a tipple also enjoyed by Meghan Markle.
In an interview with Politico Playbook in a London pub, the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race said he was a “wine man really”.
Asked if he could recommend a good bottle, he said: “Erm … ahh… Oh god. Wait a mo, wait a mo, wait a mo, wait a mo, wait a mo. It’s absolutely amazing. Bugger bugger bugger. It’s gone completely out of my head. It’s Italian. Wait — I’m going to find it for you.
“It’s not tempranillo. But it’s some word that ends in ‘illo.’ Hang on. Not pillow, brillo. Hang on, hang on. Wait a mo. It is absolutely delicious.”
Johnson remembered the name of the wine was Tignanello which he first discovered when someone bought him a crate.
“It turned out that it’s literally £180 a bottle. It’s extraordinary stuff. But I mean it was delicious,” he said.
Last week Johnson told a Tory leadership hustings he had sacrificed his earning power to be a politician.
“It’s embarrassing but true that it is obviously possible to make more money by not being a full-time politician.
“I don’t want to put too fine a point on it, but you have to make sacrifices sometimes – that is the right thing to do.”
The former foreign secretary is currently paid £79,468 for his role as a backbench Tory MP as well as £275,000 a year to write a column for the Daily Telegraph.