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Emily Schwed

My childhood was a jumble of cultures – I was born in New York to an Argentine dad and a Wisconsinite mom, but we soon after moved to Sao Paolo and then to London, where we stayed for eleven years.

[email]emily@convivewines.com[/email]

My childhood was a jumble of cultures – I was born in New York to an Argentine dad and a Wisconsinite mom, but we soon after moved to Sao Paolo and then to London, where we stayed for eleven years. These days, I live in Greenpoint, which I unequivocally believe to be the best neighborhood in New York, maybe in the world.

Growing up, I wanted to be a chef, but when looking for jobs after college, I balked at the late nights and weekend work, and instead landed at Murray’s Cheese, where I worked as an analyst and a buyer. I first got into wine while teaching cheese classes alongside talented and interesting sommeliers – I liked the idea that it was a field you could work in for three decades and still feel overwhelmed by how much you don’t know.

Emily’s Lists:

Places I've Lived

  • Westfield, NJ
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • London, England
  • Bodh Gaya, India
  • Middletown, CT
  • New York, NY

Best Wine and Cheese Pairings

  • Quadrello di Bufala & Kabinett Riesling
  • Saint Stephen & Champagne
  • Stilton & Tawny Port
  • Weinkase Lagrein & Willamette Pinot Noir
  • Alp Blosom & Mendoza Malbec

Best Restaurants in Greenpoint

  • Glasserie
  • Oxomoco
  • Esme
  • Peter Pan Doughnuts
  • Selamat Pagi
  • Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop

Favorite Things About NYC

  • The G train (so underrated)
  • 2am pizza
  • My family
  • Everyone comes here – friends, family, favorite bands, great west-coast restauranteurs
  • My cat, Catrick Swayze
  • Arguing with strangers about which subway route will get a tourist asking for directions where they need to get most efficiently

Favorite Things About the East Village

  • Best ice cream scene in the city
  • Thompkins Square Park
  • Superiority Burger
  • The stretch of Ave A across from Convive where the shops go stand-up MRI – bodega – dog café – psychic – ice cream shop

Top Hobbies

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Knitting
  • Carpentry
  • Hiking
  • Travelling

Favorite Times to Drink Wine

  • While teaching a wine & cheese class
  • At the shop when we get something new and exciting in
  • Over a delicious dinner
  • With friends who are excited to try out what I brought
  • With friends who don’t care and just want to get wine drunk