Swirl: America

Saturday, November 14, 2020
3:00 PM—4:00 PM PT

Episode Partners

Swirl: America Mission Moment Partner – Lisa Guerrero

Lisa Guerrero is the award winning Chief Investigative Correspondent for America’s top-rated syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition.  One of the most versatile broadcasters on television, Lisa has guest co-hosted The View, been a special correspondent for Dr. Phil and is a frequent guest panelist on CNN and HLN. She is also a successful actress having starred in Aaron Spelling’s, Sunset Beach and guest starred on Southland, Frasier and The George Lopez Show. Lisa recently played herself in the Academy Award nominated film, Moneyball.

Featured Product Partner – Barbieri Wines

Barbieri Wine Company was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Prior to 2005, Paolo started making very small lots in his garage in Las Vegas. This eventually evolved into forming Barbieri Wine Company to set out to produce his own wine. The objective was to produce Rhone Varietals from top vineyards located in Santa Barbara County. The approach was simple: work with great growers and use minimalistic wine making techniques without heavy oak influence. Before and during the development of Barbieri Wine Company, Paolo worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years managing numerous world-class wine lists from Europe and later in the United States exposing him to the best wines in the world, which ultimately shaped his approach for his own wines. During this time, Erin Kempe joined Paolo, and together they continued to fulfill their passion for wine making and developing hand-crafted boutique wines.

Episode Talent– Paolo and Erin Barbieri

Barbieri Wine Company was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Paolo is from Rome, and left Italy at age 22, where he moved to England with a dream of learning English and pursuing a career in the restaurant industry. He started off working various restaurant jobs in England and on the cruise line, which eventually led him to the United States. He later transitioned to sommelier – where he spent over thirty years managing numerous world class wine lists, became a Master Sommelier, and was exposed to the best wines in the world.

Erin Kempe’s career in the culinary world started back in her home state of Texas where she worked in several restaurants, which helped to develop her love for food and wine. A move to Las Vegas brought her to work with culinary masters and James Beard winners like Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, Rick Moonen of RM Seafood, Wolfgang Puck of Cut and Spago and Shawn McClain of Sage. After meeting Paolo in 2007, she became passionate and eager to help with the wine making. Her knowledge of wine seemed to grow with every vintage and her dream to become a winemaker began to take shape. Together with Paolo, she created a new label under her name, KEMPE which will be focusing on Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, some Bordeaux Blends, with a Rose’ and white blend as well.

In 2014, Paolo and Erin decided “roll the dice” and go “all in” to pursue wine making full-time, and left Las Vegas to open their tasting room in Los Olivos. Today, Barbieri & Kempe wines have expanded to offer unique white and rose’ options as well as different varietals and blends.