Vineyard joggings

Published by Sally on August 11, 2013
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Champagne vineyards

Champagne vineyards

(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.

Champagne, July 2013

Actually, it’s just one year since I took up this jogging lark. I’m pleased to report I’m still doing it. Indeed, I might even call it running now, to the extent that I’m blogging the non-vinous running separately at

Anyway. Champagne. Hot, hot, hot in the week after Wimbledon is all I can say to this. Scorcio even. And beautiful bright blue sky and sunshine at 0630 too.  It was more of a jog down the avenue de Champagne and into the southern suburbs of southern Epernay en route to the Côte des Blancs, with the hills that this necessarily entails. But I needed to start a training programme for an early October marathon I’m running, and hill training is as good a way as any to get the ball rolling, or the glutes firing, at least.

Champagne vineyards

Champagne vineyards

And yup, those Côte des Blancs slopes really do face east, into the morning sun. Apparently chardonnay just lurves the morning sun.


One Response to “Vineyard joggings”

  1. Jeanne @ Cooksister Says:

    Good to hear the running is still going strong – I still refer often to points you made during our running chats on the jaunt to Nantes in the summer 🙂

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