LAWSUIT CHARGES THAT SOME CALIFORNIA WINES HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF ARSENIC
A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday (March 19th) that accuses more than 24 California winemakers and sellers of misrepresenting the safety of their product, claiming some wines have high levels of arsenic.
The lawsuit claims that several best-selling wines have four or five times the maximum amount of arsenic that’s allowed in drinking water.
Former wine distributor Kevin Hicks started a lab to analyze wine and found that nearly one-quarter of the California bottles he tested had very high arsenic levels.
He also discovered that the lower the price of the wine, the higher the amount of arsenic, finding high levels in wines like Two Buck Chuck White Zinfandel and Franzia White Grenache.