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Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control

Selling Wine and Spirits


 

* For all NEW Suppliers, this FORM must be completed, scanned and emailed to DLCSUPPLIERSETUP@montgomerycountymd.gov. *

 


Wine may be sold to both on- and off-premise accounts in Montgomery County as permitted by the class of license. Spirits may be sold to on-premise accounts in Montgomery and to the County’s retail stores for take-home use.

Please refer to specific topics below for assistance:

FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR WINE AND SPIRITS

After requirements of the State of Maryland are met, you must supply us with a price letter in order for us to price/purchase your product initially.  We can assist you in obtaining the wholesale price, which is comprised of the laid-in cost, plus freight, excise tax, and our markup.

Once an item is in our system, you are required to go on-line to change the price.  Price changes must be input into the system by the 5th of the month prior to the month the change will take place. 

For questions about pricing please contact

Natasha Joseph-Wilkerson
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
201 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: 240-777-1944
natasha.wilkerson@montgomerycountymd.gov

 
LISTING YOUR WINE AND SPIRITS PRODUCT(S) FOR SALE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

As Stock Merchandise

If you are interested in selling your wine and spirits product(s) as stock items in Montgomery County, you must complete an Expression of Interest to List a Product Form (pdf). This form may be submitted to:

Lauri Theis, Purchasing Specialist
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
201 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: 240-777-1941
FAX: 240-777-1962
mailto:lauri.theis@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

As Special Order Merchandise

If you are interested in selling your wine and spirits product(s) as special order items in Montgomery County, you may obtain pricing information from:

Will Brewbaker and/or Brian Byrd, Alcoholic Beverages Purchasing Specialists
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
201 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: 240-777-1920
FAX: 240-777-1953
will.brewbaker@montgomerycountymd.gov or brian.byrd@montgomerycountymd.gov


Once you have your first sale for a special order item, you should complete a Wine/Liquor Special Order Listing Form (pdf). This form and an order signed by the license-holder may be submitted to the Purchasing Section to order.

 

NOTIFYING US OF PROMOTIONS AND DEPLETION ALLOWANCES ON WINE AND SPIRITS

If you plan to offer promotions and/or depletion allowances on your product(s), that information should be received by the County no later than30 days before the change takes effect. Depletion Allowances are only passed on when the item is stock or specialty center (SC).

You information must:
• appear on your letterhead
• include Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control’s item code
• must be listed by the month (full month only)

Cheryl Lukowsky
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
201 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: 240-777-1930
cheryl.lukowsky@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

SELLING WINE AND SPIRIT PRODUCTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Once you have obtained your Montgomery County Solicitor’s Permit, you are free to call on accounts.

Stock Sales

You may call on accounts to encourage them to purchase your stock products. The license-holder must actually place their stock order. You may not place the order for them, nor may you pay for the license-holder’s order for them.

Special Order Sales

You may call on accounts to encourage them to purchase your special order products. License-holders may place their order in several ways:
• License-holders may call the Special Order Section of Purchasing directly
• License-holders may email Special Order Section of Purchasing
• You may bring a signed order to Customer Service
• You or the license-holder may FAX a signed order to 240-777-1953

You may not pay for the license-holder’s order for them.

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Act responsibly when consuming alcoholic beverages!

Department of Liquor Control • 201 Edison Park Drive • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone 240-777-1900 • FAX 240-777-1962 • E-mail
dlc@montgomerycountymd.gov