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Wine Bar Cited For Manager’s Alleged Tasting

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick wine bar faces a possible $300 fine for letting a manager drink on duty. The boss says the manager was just testing the wine after a customer complained.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the Frederick County liquor board cited The Wine Kitchen after a manager was seen taking two drinks of wine behind the bar.

At a county liquor board hearing Monday, the license holders acknowledged the manager took two sips after a customer complained the wine was bad.

The liquor board ordered a $300 fine but agreed to waive the payment if the restaurant has no more violations in the next 90 days.

The restaurant said Tuesday it’s happy with the outcome.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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