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Wine expected to generate $ buzz
Wine can be red or white, but its cut and dry for city officials.
McMinnville officials may get a buzz from all the revenue generated by the sale of wine in grocery stores.An ordinance is making its way to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that will impose an 8 percent inspection fee on retail wine stores. The charge will be on the wholesale price of alcoholic beverages and be assessed to stores with a wine license. Wine can be red or white, but it’s cut and dry for city officials, according to city attorney Tim Pirtle during Tuesday night’s Finance Committee meeting.“You really don’t have to do anything for wine in grocery stores except pass this ordinance,” said Pirtle.