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Warning: These Wines Cited In Lawsuit As Having High Arsenic Levels

I had to post this for my fellow wine lovers. - Theresa

A new lawsuit claims dozens of cheap and popular California Wine, including Franzia and Trader Joe's Charles Shaw White Zifandel, are tainted with dangerously high levels of arsenic.

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels.

Some of the labels included several different types of wine.

Acronym (GR8RW Red Blend)

Almaden (Heritage White Zinfandel, Heritage Moscato, Heritage Chardonnay, Mountain Burgundy, Mountain Rhine, Mountain Chablis)

Arrow Creek (Coastal Series Cabernet Sauvignon)

Bandit (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Bay Bridge (Chardonnay)

Beringer (White Merlot, White Zinfandel, Red Moscato, Refreshingly Sweet Moscato)

Charles Shaw (White Zinfandel).

Colores Del Sol (Malbec)

Glen Ellen by Concannon (Glen Ellen Reserve Pinot Grigio, Glen Ellen Reserve Merlot)

Concannon (Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir)

Cook's (Spumante)

Corbett Canyon (Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Cupcake (Malbec)

Fetzer (Moscato, Pinot Grigio)

Fisheye (Pinot Grigio)

Flipflop (Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Foxhorn (White Zinfandel)

Franzia (Vintner Select White Grenache, Vintner Select White Zinfandel, Vintner Select White Merlot, Vintner Select Burgundy)

Hawkstone (Cabernet Sauvignon)

HRM Rex Goliath (Moscato)

Korbel (Sweet Rose Sparkling Wine, Extra Dry Sparkling Wine)

Menage A Trois (Pinot Grigo, Moscato, White Blend, Chardonnay, Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Red Wine)

Mogen David (Concord, Blackberry Wine)

Oak Leaf (White Zinfandel)

Pomelo (Sauvignon Blanc)

R Collection By Raymond (Chardonnay)

Richards Wild Irish Rose (Red Wine)

Seaglass (Sauvignon Blanc)

Simply Naked (Moscato).

Smoking Loon (Viognier).

Sutter Home (Sauvignon Blanc, Gerwurztraminer, Pink Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Chenin Blanc, Sweet Red, Riesling, White Merlot, Merlot, White Zinfandel)

Source: Associated Press  

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