JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is warning the public of 13 more types of bottled wines at risk of exploding.
The bottled wines were manufactured by the Eldon, Mo. winery Casa de Loco.
Consumers are asked not to consume the wine.
According to the Division, previously, Casa de Loco agreed to stop selling six types of its wine after an unregistered bottle of wine confiscated by ATC exploded.
ATC reported it later received multiple reports of Casa de Loco wine bottles exploding.
They say the additional wines that were never submitted to ATC for product brand registration, which includes review and product evaluation, may have the names: Area 51 Custom Red, Area 51 Reserve, Human Ink Series, Just Crystal, Maladjusted, Manic Malvazia, Paranoid Pinot, Peach Shine, Redneck Therapy, Simply Marvalous [sic], Straight Jacket Syrah, Trumans Big Red and Zinfandel Port.
According to ATC, these wines should not be consumed and should be handled with care and secured.
The products previously warned about include: Applesauced Wineshine and Moonshine, Bellini Gold, Coming in Hot, Kona Lover Port, OCD and Peachy Thoughts.
The issue was discovered by ATC as a result of a routine inspection.
After confiscating unregistered wine that was being distributed, the ATC reports a bottle exploded in an ATC evidence storage room. When ATC contacted retailers, it learned of additional explosions, as well as Casa de Loco wine bottles spontaneously breaking and leaking.
Casa de Loco never submitted these wines to ATC for product brand registration, according to the Department of Public Safety. Registration includes a review and product evaluation as required by Missouri law.
The six known unregistered Casa de Loco wines have been distributed to retailers in the following Missouri locations: Camdenton, Glasgow, Jefferson City, Keytesville, Lake of the Ozarks, Lebanon, Newburg, Osage Beach, Salisbury, Springfield, St. Joseph, St. Robert, Stoutland, Sunrise Beach, Warsaw, and Wright City in Missouri; as well as Wichita, Kansas.
The wines may also have been distributed directly by Casa de Loco to consumers at events in other locations.
According to ATC, they are aware of one unconfirmed report of a person being injured when an unregistered Casa de Loco wine exploded. ATC contacted known retailers of Casa de Loco wines and suggested removing the unregistered products from their shelves.
“We are continuing to investigate, however, it’s important that anyone who has these unregistered Casa de Loco products take immediate action to prevent injury,” ATC State Supervisor Dorothy Taylor said. “We ask that any consumer or retailer who has a bottle of the six affected Casa De Loco wines call our offices and report when and where they purchased the wine. The number to call is 573-751-2964.”
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are also investigating Casa de Loco for potential health and sanitation violations at its Eldon manufacturing site. All of Casa de Loco’s unregistered product that was found was embargoed by DHSS and all of the product was destroyed.
Retailers have been contacted to remove the wines from their shelves.