But then withdraws.
EU commissioner for whatever Antonio Tajani, off of that there Italy, had a 'twoops' moment this morning.
He inadvertently let slip, in a one-word tweet, his preference for a certain brand of rum favoured for over 300 years by sailors the world over.
Tajani, or a member of his staff, quickly deleted the message, presumably fearing it would be wildly misinterpreted.
But not before the enterprising @jonworth off of that there twitter, and yours truly, had taken a screengrab for keepies.
No follow-up as to whether he prefers white rum or a nice bit of dark rum.