Open Gates 2018 Open air Fest at the Vineyard - Sun 27 May 2018
Celebrating 20 years of organic viticulture and winemaking
Sun 13 Nov 2016 - European Day of Wine Tourism
The first taste of the young 2016 wines
Open Gates Vineyard Fest 2015 - Sun 17 May 2015
Open Gates Vineyard Fest 2014 - Sun 18 May 2014
Open Gates 2012 - The Vineyard Fest - Sun 19 May
Open Gates Vineyard Fest 2012 - Sun 13 May 2012
"The relation of Vine-Fig plant throught the ancient tradition" lecture form the botanist M. Moschouti
Saturday 26 March 2011 - Ano Mera Mykonos
Seminar on the spring vine growing practices for small island vineyards
Open Gates Vineyard fest 2020
OPENNING OF ATTICAN NEW WINES 2010 Friday 11 Feb. 2011
Vorre Museum Peania
Cycling for Wine - The 2nd Attica vineayrd tour
Some of the 54 wet-proof cyclers off Georgas Family winery, pedaling to the next
Harvest party 2009 at the vineyard
The Vineyard Fest 2008 - Sunday 18 ̀ay
The Soup of the Year has stopped at Spata Georgas Family vineyards party.
We have cooked at the vineyard our local soup for 150 visitors, celebrating our 1st decade in organic viticulture. This was Georgas Family contribution to the idea of the touring marmit over Europe.The Year Soup has started the tour from Vienna -late January- and through a sequence of hosts places, at the end of the year, will conclude all cultures at a D365 soup dilution !
Grape Juice has more Antioxidant than any other
28 Oct 2004
Newly published research shows that Concord purple grape juice scores higher in a key, natural plant antioxidant than any of the other juices or beverages tested including red wine, tea, cranberry juice cocktail and apple juice on a per serving basis. The antioxidants, called proanthocyanidins, are part of a larger family of plant compounds known as flavanoids that have been linked to good health in a variety of ways including two of Britain's biggest killers - heart disease and cancer.
The findings, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), are part of a new database by researchers looking to quantify a range of micronutrients that people consume.
"These plant compounds are of great interest because of their potent antioxidant capacity and possible protective effects on human health," says Ronald L. Prior, Ph.D., nutritionist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.
"Flavonoids in fruits, vegetables and juices appear to play a significant role in cancer and heart disease health benefits, and proanthocyanidins account for a significant portion of the total flavonoids ingested," comments Prior. "Up until now, however, it has been difficult to compare the relative concentrations of these micronutrients in common foods. This database is an important step in that direction."
According to the database, purple grape juice topped the beverage list by containing 124 milligrams of proanthocyanidins per 8 ounce serving. Compared to grape juice, red wine had 91 milligrams/5 ounce serving, cranberry juice cocktail had 55 milligrams/8 ounce serving, brewed tea had 32 milligrams/8 ounce serving and apple juice had 30 milligrams/8 ounce serving. Beer and chocolate milk trailed, each with about 7 milligrams/serving (12 and 8 ounce servings, respectively).
This data reinforces a previous study which found Concord grape juice to have more than twice the antioxidant capacity of orange, apple, grapefruit or tomato juice.
Another researcher who has studied the cardiovascular health benefits of Concord grape juice, John D. Folts, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School-Madison, notes, "These findings underscore what we know already about the potential benefits of Concord grape juice. In preliminary studies, it reduced the tendency of blood platelets to clot, slowed the oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol, enhanced the flexibility of the arteries and reduced blood pressure."
While the authors recognize the interest in proanthocyanidins because of their potent antioxidant and potential protective effect, choosing foods high in these compounds is only one part of a healthy diet.
Well recognised in the US for decades, Concord grape juice is a relative newcomer to the UK market but has seen it popularity double during the past two years and is currently one of the fastest growing categories of juice.
The USDA database can be reached via the following link