Does Cheap Wine Make You Sick?

Have you always been a little wary of Two Buck Chuck? Turns out, others share your concerns.

A lawsuit filed earlier this year claims that several big-box brands are adding harmful levels of arsenic to their wines (up to five times the amount allowed in drinking water) which, it claims, can make you feel icky the next day.

The FDA maintains that all U.S. sold wines are safe to consume, especially since you're probably not drinking $10 wine multiple times a day. Just to be on the safe side, here are some of our favorite cheapo wines, none of which were named in the suit:

Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay ($15): Good balance of oak and minerality

Hanna Sauvignon Blanc ($19): Crisp, tropical and refreshing on a warm day; available at Costco

Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rosé ($19): Pretty and feminine with just the right amount of sweet; also available at Costco

Jacob’s Creek Two Lands Shiraz ($14): Has the juiciness of an Australian Shiraz with the polish of a California red

Bedrock California Cuvée ($15): Spicy and savory; it pairs well with burgers, sausages and pizza

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