Lately people tend to think that buying a cheap bottle of wine is great deal for them. The main reason for doing so is that people tend to think that every wine is the same, and the effect will be the same. In fact, the main problem with these cheap wines is the fact that they contain heavy metals that might be killing you silently from the inside.
People that love wine, or if you have friends or family that love wine should be aware of the fact that different wine brands are full of deadly arsenic, and there are evidence based on research in regards to these claims.
The arsenic (either low levels or organic arsenic) could accumulate in the body and causing inhibition to the natural detox process. All of this actually lead to accumulation of heavy metals in the body, and we already know that any form of arsenic is carcinogenic. The worst type of arsenic is the inorganic arsenic which is often found in cheap wines.
You can find arsenic in the ground water as well. According to the EPA the limits are from 10 parts of arsenic to 1 billion parts in the drinking water. There was one lawsuit that was filed in March 2015, due to the fact that some wines contained more than 500% arsenic than the allowed amount in the drinking water.
There were several winery representatives from 28 wineries that were included in the suit, but they have claimed that it makes complete sense to have more arsenic in the wine because people drink more water than wine. They also claim that “water is the only beverage with an arsenic baseline that is monitored by the government.”
All of the wines from the wineries that have been suited were tested by Kevin Hicks. He has been former distributor who started a wine testing lab in Denver. He has found that ¼ of the 1,300 California wines contain higher level of arsenic than the allowed water level by EPA. Also he managed to find that the lower the price of the wine the higher the arsenic level is.
In case you decide to buy cheap wine you should be aware that they are not safe for consumption due to the high amount of arsenic they contain. There is list that Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw made showing you which wines are dangerous for consumption:
These are the wines with high arsenic levels:
Acronym GR8RW Red Blend 2011
Almaden Heritage White Zinfandel, Moscato, Chardonnay, Mountain Burgundy, Rhine and Chablis
Arrow Creek Coastal Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Bandit Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay
Bay Bridge Chardonnay
Beringer White Merlot 2011, White Zinfandel 2011, Red Moscato and Refreshingly Sweet Moscato
Charles Shaw White Zinfandel 2012
Colores del sol Malbec 2010
Glen Ellen by Concannon’s Glen Ellen Reserve Pinot Grigio 2012 and Merlot 2010
Concannon Selected Vinyards Pinot Noir 2011
Corbett Canyon Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon
Cupcake Malbec 2011
FetzerMoscato 2010 and Pinot Grigio 2011
Fisheye Pinot Grigio 2012
Flipflop Pinot Grigio 2012, Moscato and Cabernet Sauvignon
Foxhorn White Zinfdandel
FranziaVitner Select White Grenache, White Zinfande, White Merlot and Burgundy
Hawkstone Rex Goliath’s Moscato
Korbel Sweet Rose Sparkling Wine and Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Menage a Trois Pinot Grigio 2011, Moscato 2010, White Blend 2011, Chardonnay 2011, Rose 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and California Red Wine 2011
Mogen David Concord and Blackberry Wine
Oak Leaf White Zinfandeal
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
R Collection by Raymond’s Chardonnay 2012
Richards Wild Irish Rose Red Wine
Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Simply Naked Moscato 2011
Smoking Loon Viognier 2011
Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Gewurztraminer 2011, Pink Moscato, Pinot Grigio 2011, Moscato, Chenin Blanc 2011, Home Sweet Red 2010, Riesling 2011, White Merlot 2011, Merlot 2011, White Zinfandel 2011, White Zinfandel 2012 and Zinfandel 2010