Cyprus Wine Competition

Wine and Health Benefits

under the auspices of the Minister of  Health Dr Christos Patsalides

Auditorium Pefkios Georgiades, CUT (Limassol)

April 9, 2011, Time: 10:00 to 13:30

Purpose of the Seminar

The aim is to create awareness and inform the consumers and professionals in the internal market of the beneficial properties of Mediterranean diet and specifically of wine in human health.

The healthful benefits and nutritive properties of wine and Mediterranean diet are widely recognized. Past and recent scientific research unveils the disease-prevention secrets of a number of compounds in red wine that seems to improve health.

An unprecedented volume of scientific writing was dedicated to the health benefits linked with moderate wine consumption. In accordance to recently published research, the breadth of benefits is remarkable; cancer prevention, protection of the heart and brain from damage, reducing age-related diseases, such as inflammation, reversing diabetes and obesity, and many more.


9:45    Admission Free

10:00  Welcoming remarks by the President of WPC Board, Mr Costas Melanides

10:05   Address by the Ministry of Health, Dr Christos Patsalides

10:10   Address by Mr. George Charalambides, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Affairs, CUT

10:15 ¨Wine in Moderation¨

………..Mr Stylianos Filopoulos (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins) – Presentation


10:45 ¨Anti – carcinogenic properties of wine ¨

………..Dr. Adamos Adamou – Pathologist / Medical Oncologist and Former MEP

11:15  ¨The importance of wine in the prevention of cardiovascular disease ¨

………..Dr. Marios Theodotou – Pathologist / Cardiologist – Presentation

11:45  Coffee break

12:00 ¨Scientific facts regarding the healthful benefits and nutritive properties of wine¨

………..Dr. Jean Cleude Ruf (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) – Presentation

12:30 ¨Mediterranean food and wine¨

……….Ms Vanessa Xenopoulou – Clinical Dietitian/ Nutritionist.

13:00 Open discussion

13:30 Closure