Can you have one?

Well, as amazing as this alternative use for wine is, it’s not particularly straightforward unless you are either a prince of England or best friends with both a winery and a biofuel manufacturer. It’s a lengthy process that requires a massive volume of liquid to produce a minor amount of fuel – and let’s be honest, I think we’d all rather be drinking English wine than powering our cars with it! Even Charles only drives his Aston Martin for a few months every summer, clocking up around 300 miles a year.

Our conclusion? Wine-fuelled cars are wonderful, but wine in a glass is where it’s really supposed to be! The evidence (not that we think any is needed) is that at the recent Royal Wedding, there was no sign of Charles’s DB5, but there was most definitely an impressive amount of bubbly wine. Cheers!

Feeling thirsty for some English Sparkling Wine? Here are our top picks from the recent WineGB tasting.