2020 Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit Piccolo


June 25, 2020





A Virtual Event Capturing the Very Best of this Annual Gathering

Please join us—virtually—for a Piccolo edition of the Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit. This half-day, online event will feature some highlights from what would have been the live 2020 event. We’ll cover topics essential to the industry and then field your questions ask-me-anything style during a virtual happy hour (BYOB!).

This event is FREE but requires registration. Registration info coming soon!

What: 2020 Wine Summit Piccolo

Where: Your laptop or phone

When: June 25, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 Pacific Time

Meet the Speakers


Larry Cormier

VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant

As general manager of Sovos ShipCompliant, Larry sets the strategy for the product roadmap and directs the company’s customer-facing activities. With 25+ years of executive leadership in the creation of cloud computing, software-as-a-service and e-commerce platforms, Larry combines a strong customer-first focus with a deep appreciation for the power of software to simplify complex processes.


Matthew Botting

General Counsel, California Alcoholic Beverage Control

Matthew Botting was appointed to the position of ABC General Counsel in August 2008. He has 16+ years of state government legal experience. He was ABC’s Chief Legal Counsel from 2000-2004 before he left for a short time to work in private practice. Matt returned to ABC in 2005 where he served as a Staff Counsel III until his appointment to General Counsel. Prior to joining ABC in 2000, Matt was a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice.

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Dexter Jones

Chief- Audit & Investigations / Audit & Investigations, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Dexter K. Jones was selected as Assistant Chief of Compliance for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in January 2008. He became Chief of Field Operations on August 1, 2011. Dexter began his career with the TABC in 1999 as an entry-level Auditor. He was promoted to Regional Compliance Supervisor for the South Texas Region, and later served as Marketing Practices Director.


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.

2020 Agenda Overview

1:00-1:30pm PT

Sovos ShipCompliant Welcome Updates


Larry Cormier, VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant

1:45-2:45pm PT

Stay in the Know: Regulatory Updates

Hear directly from some of the key regulating agencies governing the wine industry as they discuss a range of issues impacting the wine industry.


Matthew Botting, General Counsel, California Alcoholic Beverage Control

Dexter Jones, Chief- Audit & Investigations / Audit & Investigations, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

3:00-4:15pm PT
Closing Keynote

State of the Industry

Always a crowd favorite, we’ll hear Steve Gross deliver his highly-anticipated deep dive on the status of the wine industry and what’s on the horizon in the coming months and years.


Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations, Wine Institute

4:30-5:00pm PT

Sovos ShipCompliant Q&A (and BYOB Happy Hour)

Ask us anything! We welcome your questions about what’s afoot in the industry, about our products and services, and whatever else may be on your mind. We look forward to answering them, glass of wine in hand.


Members of the Sovos Shipcompliant leadership, product, support and regulatory teams

Attendees can get up to 6 CPE credits attending the Summit.

Sovos is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org. See Sovos CPE Information.