© CSWA; Wikimedia/Bochr | Arsenic occurs naturally in soil, but concerns have been raised over levels in wine.
Wines From India More than two-thirds of the wines accused in a lawsuit last week as having "dangerous" levels of arsenic have the right to use the phrase "certified sustainable." Some of their producers brag about this. Fetzer uses the slogan "pioneers in sustainability" and has a page on its website devoted to sustainability. Yet two of its wines were among 83 cited by a Denver laboratory as having arsenic levels above the legal limit for drinking water.
Wine Club India Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Another 33 were made by Trinchero Family Estates, which is not a member of CSWA but is certified sustainable under the Lodi Rules sustainability certification program.
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Editor's Note: After this story was broadcast, one of the winemakers named in the lawsuit gave a statement to CBS News, which can be found at the bottom of this article.
Wineries In India Following recent warnings about the amount of arsenic in apple juice and rice, a proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of the element: up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans.
The Wine Society Of India There are almost no federal labeling requirements to tell you what's really in wine, that's why a Denver laboratory started running tests to find out.
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Family-Farm Vintner Brings California Wines At Arkansas Prices Photo Courtesy of Bryan Clifton Jim Kimmel of Kimmel Vineyards in Potter Valley, Calif., pours his 2012 Illuminate Red Blend during a luncheon Wednesday at Little Rock's One Eleven at the Capital Hotel. The table wine is priced for grocery store sales in the $10 range.
Vineyards In India LITTLE ROCK — With the array of wine choices on store shelves, family farm vintners like Jim Kimmel of Potter Valley, Calif., have to step out of the Golden State every now and then to make their presence known.
Wineries In India Only a slim percentage may really care Kimmel Vineyards ’ 1,000-acre, Mendocino County ranch is certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, or that its been in the family for four generations and 90-year-old matriarch Lillian Kimmel still oversees the ranch.
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A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday claims that many inexpensive brands of wine contain illegal and dangerously high levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic.
Winery In India It’s been just one day since reports of the lawsuit made its rounds on social media, however, the news still hasn’t spread far and wide and your local Connecticut wine retailer might not have heard about it.
Vineyards In India Franzia, Menage a Trois, Sutter Home, Wine Cube, Charles Shaw, Glen Ellen, Cupcake, Beringer and Vendage are some of the popular brand names cited in the lawsuit, according to court documents.
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