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How to Buy Wines and Spirits

Capital Wine & Spirits is a University preferred contract and Penn Marketplace participating supplier of wine and spirits effective May 1, 2009. In additional to wine and spirits, University staff may purchase wines and spirits for consumption at approved on-campus University events and local dinners. Alcohol may not be purchased for resale, except by those University entities holding valid Pennsylvania liquor licenses. Wine/spirits purchases are NOT exempt from Pennsylvania sales tax.

For events outside Pennsylvania, the liquor laws of the state where the event is held will govern. In all cases, the alcohol must be used in accordance with the University Alcohol Policy.

Ordering Information

All wines and spirits must be purchased within Pennsylvania at a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) wines and spirits store, or by placing a purchase order with Capital Wine & Spirits. Effective Monday, May 12, 2014 Capital Wine and Spirits catalog will no longer be available in the Penn Marketplace. Please create a non-catalog request in BEN Buys for your requirements based on the order form that you complete with Capital Wine and Spirits. For complete ordering instructions click here.

Prepayment with a Will-Call Check is No Longer Required

Prior to placing a purchase order with Capital Wine & Spirits, please contact the sales representative listed below to confirm the availability of your specific selections. Capital Wine & Spirits offers free assistance with event planning, quantity selecting, and product recommendations. For a nominal fee, Capital Wine & Spirits will deliver the products to your event on campus, or upon request will coordinate delivery with limited number of University approved caterers.

Small wine or spirits purchases made in person at a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) store for entertaining purposes only can be purchased using the University issued Bank of America Travel Card and expensed via CONCUR. The University's MasterCard Purchasing Card is NOT to be used for wine or spirit purchases.

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