DENVER (CBS4) – A laboratory in Denver found that some of the top selling, low-priced wines in the United States have high levels of arsenic.
The lab tested more than 1300 bottles of wine and found some brands have arsenic levels nearly five times more than what’s allowed in our drinking water by the EPA.
The tests also show that the lower the price of the wine, the higher the amount of arsenic.
Those showing very high arsenic levels included Trader Joe’s two-buck chuck deal of White Zinfandel, Ménage a Trois’ Moscato, and Franzia’s White Grenache.
Attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against two dozen winemakers and distributors in California.