A wine bar in Frederick was fined $300 on Monday, the Frederick News-Post reports, because a manager drank wine while behind the bar. Representatives of The Wine Kitchen at the liquor board hearing didn’t dispute that the manager took a couple of sips, but said he did so because a customer complained the wine was flat.
According to the manager, the wine was fine. But it wasn’t fine for him to be drinking it behind the bar, which is against liquor board regulations. Hence the fine. However, the board said The Wine Kitchen doesn’t have to pay the $300 as long as it has no other violation in the next 90 days.
Just wondering: Do you think the disgruntled customer, his wine-tasting acumen having been dissed, reported The Wine Kitchen to the board?
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