Lawyers are claiming that 28 California wineries bottled under 31 brand labels have extremely high levels of inorganic arsenic (which is 500 times more toxic than the organic one), to improve the flavor, smell and make the color more appealing.

The lawsuit is basically saying that companies are knowingly making and selling wine mixed with arsenic and have kept it hidden from the general public.

The effects of arsenic can start from a simple headache, vomiting & metallic taste, your breath smelling like garlic, stomach pain but can also cause tumors, heart disease, and diabetes.  This is the full list: 

  • 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)

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Source:  https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/20/list-of-wines-cited-in-lawsuit-as-having-high-arsenic-levels/