Tests Reveal Popular Wine Brands That Are Full of Deadly Arsenic

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
  • Cook Spumante
  • 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
  • Trapiche Malbec 2012
  • Tribuno Sweet Vermouth
  • Vendange Merlot and White Zinfandel
  • Wine Cube Moscato, Pink Moscato 2011, Pinot Grigio 2011, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay 2011, Chardonnay, Red Sangria, Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2011

Here is a video with more detailed information in regards to this topic: