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Hot summer yields vintage year for UK wine

The hot weather has lead to an abundance of grapes in British vineyards. Photo: ITV News

A cold winter and spring, followed by a hot summer means it's a bumper year for fruit.

It's also set to be a vintage year for wine makers in England and Wales. From Cornwall, Emily Morgan reports.

Cornwall winemaker Bob Lindo says this year's harvest has yielded so many grapes that he will have to throw some grapes away for the first time.

The excess of heat and light initiates next year's fruit, which means the potential for 2014 is already higher than average, he told ITV News.

Despite last summer's poor weather, sales of English sparkling wine trebled in 2012 - thanks in part to the Olympic Games.