DJ Kearney is the Director of Wine at newdistrict.ca, an innovative online marketplace for wine. In almost two decades in the wine business, DJ has trained over a thousand sommeliers throughout North America, judged and presented around the world, and tasted thousands of wines in pursuit of quality and value. She has been the Drink Editor for Vancouver Magazine, the Chief Judge for several wine competitions, initiated a judge mentorship program in Canada, is Vice President of CAPS-BC, and contributes to WineAlign. Although a global wine expert, DJ has a special devotion to wines of her home province, and frequently speaks, writes and teaches about the wines of British Columbia. She is also a classically trained cook, constant traveller, ardent locavore, and sports fanatic.