Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit

April 13-14, 2022

WHEN

April 13-14, 2022

WHERE

Napa Valley Marriott

SOCIAL

#SovosWineSummit

Event Summary

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 16th annual Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit in May 2021. Recordings and slides from the virtual event will be posted soon.

Please save the date for our 2022 event in Napa. We’re excited to gather again in person! As always, the Wine Summit will deliver on the topics that are essential to your business—both in the realm of compliance and beyond.

What attendees can expect from the Wine Summit:

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Updates on the latest regulations impacting the wine industry

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Sessions focused on marketing, hospitality and customer experience

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Strategies for innovation and growth

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ShipCompliant product news

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And much more!

More information on the 2022 Wine Summit coming in the months ahead. In the meantime, here’s a look at the event line-up for 2021.

2021 Agenda

Tuesday, May 18

1:00-1:30pm ET

Sovos ShipCompliant Welcome & Updates

Larry Cormier, VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant and Lexie O’Neill, Director Product Management, Sovos ShipCompliant

1:30-1:55pm ET

Keynote: Reaching Emerging Wine Enthusiasts

Will Blackmon, Founder, The Wine MVP

Sovos ShipCompliant Welcome & Updates

Larry Cormier, VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant and Lexie O’Neill, Director Product Management, Sovos ShipCompliant

Keynote: Reaching Emerging Wine Enthusiasts

Will Blackmon, Founder, The Wine MVP

General Session: Updates from the TTB

Mari Kirrane, Wine Trade and Technical Advisor, TTB

Breakout: Sales Tax and the DtC Shipper

Chuck Maniace, VP, Regulatory Analysis and Design, Sovos and Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant

Breakout: Kentucky State Regulatory Updates

Joshua Newton, General Counsel, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control

Wednesday, May 19

Keynote: State of the Industry

Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations, Wine Institute

Breakout: The Shifting Beverage Alcohol Regulatory Landscape

Bahaneh Hobel, Partner, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty and Teri Quimby, Former Commissioner, Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Breakout: Unlock DtC Profitability with Data Insights

Mary Jo Dale, Founder & CEO, Customer Vineyard and Danny Brager, Owner/Operator, Brager Beverage Alcohol Consulting

Breakout: Online Marketplaces and Wine Sales: An Uneasy Understanding

Rebecca Stamey-White, Partner, Hinman & Carmichael LLP and Shamus Donlon, Director, Luxury DTC Marketing & Operations, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Breakout: California State Regulatory Updates

Matthew Botting, General Counsel, California Alcoholic Beverage Control 

Closing Session

Larry Cormier, VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant

2021 Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Will Blackmon

Founder, The Wine MVP

Will Blackmon played 12 seasons in the NFL, including for the New York Giants, with whom he won Super Bowl XLVI. Will’s passion is wine, which he has pursued with gusto since leaving the NFL. He is founder of The Wine MVP, a wine concierge service and wine club dedicated to making wine more approachable for all audiences, empowering all who are interested in fine wine to become a wine MVP. Will has completed WSET level 2 and level 3 certifications, and has passed the intro exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Will has been named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in the United States and been featured in USA Today, Wine Spectator, Vine Pair and more.

Keynote Speaker

Steve Gross

Vice President, State Relations, Wine Institute

Steve Gross has been at the Wine Institute since 1986, where his duties entail overseeing the activities of Wine Institute’s six State Relations Regional Counsels and Regional Managers as they address state legislation affecting the wine industry, as well as coordinating Wine Institute’s legislative and regulatory activities with staff, contract lobbyists and member wineries.

Matthew Botting

General Counsel, California Alcoholic Beverage Control

Larry Cormier

VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant

Shamus Donlon

Director, Luxury DTC Marketing & Operations, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Bahaneh Hobel

Partner, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty

Mari Kirrane

Wine Trade and Technical Advisor, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Alex Koral

Senior Regulatory Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant

Chuck Maniace

Vice President, Regulatory Analysis & Design, Sovos

Joshua Newton

General Counsel, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control

Teri Quimby

Former Commissioner, Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Rebecca Stamey-White

Partner, Hinman & Carmichael LLP

Have questions or need help?

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