Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit

May 18-19, 2021

WHEN

May 18-19, 2021

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#SovosWineSummit

Event Summary

We hope you will join us for the 16th annual Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit. This virtual event will be packed with a mix of regulatory updates, education and inspiration for wineries of all sizes and their business partners.

Our 2021 event will deliver on the topics that are essential to your business—both in the realm of compliance and beyond.

What attendees can expect:

1

Updates on the latest regulations impacting the wine industry

2

Sessions focused on marketing, hospitality and customer experience

3

Sessions focused on marketing, hospitality and customer experience

4

Strategies for innovation and growth

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And much more!

As always, we’ll also share updates on the ShipCompliant suite of solutions and a peek at what’s on the horizon for the product. The event is complimentary.

Tuesday, May 18

1:00-1:20pm ET

Sovos ShipCompliant Welcome & Updates

Larry Cormier, VP, General Manager, Sovos ShipCompliant

1:20-1:45pm ET

Keynote: Reaching Emerging Wine Enthusiasts

Will Blackmon, Founder, The Wine MVP

2:00-2:45pm ET

General Session: Updates from the TTB

Mari Kirrane, Wine Trade and Technical Advisor, TTB

3:00-3:30pm ET

Breakout: Sales Tax and the DtC Shipper

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

3:00-3:30pm ET

Breakout: State Regulatory Updates

Matthew Botting, General Counsel, California Alcoholic Beverage Control and Joshua Newton, General Counsel, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control

Wednesday, May 19

1:00-1:45pm ET

Keynote: State of the Industry

Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations, Wine Institute

2:00-2:30pm ET

Breakout: The Shifting Beverage Alcohol Regulatory Landscape

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

2:45-3:15pm ET

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. & G. Gallo Winery

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?

lya.machado@sovos.com
470-991-2255