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Welcome to your winter issue of Poured Canada! I hope you and your teams had a restful holiday season and a fantastic beginning to the new year. Speaking of the new year, Poured Canada’s editorial team has some exciting news to share. Starting this year, Poured will be expanding from three issues each year to four. You can now expect to flip open brand-new copies of the magazine in winter, spring, summer and fall. Thank you for reading!

Canada’s beverage and alcohol producers continue to push production practices to become more sustainable and introduce innovative products, a theme you will see carried through each story in this issue.

We got to know the team at Glenmore Custom Print & Packaging, which began as a one-man shop in 1981. Today, a passion for packaging has driven Glenmore to become one of the top Canadian manufacturers of custom-printed paperboard boxes, labels, shrink sleeves and tubes.

Explore the rolling hills of Slavonian forests and discover how Auric Barrels balances barrel-making with conservation. Auric Barrels harvests its logs from the Auric Group of Companies’ privately-owned forests in the Croation lowlands. Last year, they extended their market to Canada.

Did you know an estimated 20 per cent of craft beer in the market contains potential spoilage organisms? Dive deep with “The Don of Beer,” Don Tse, into seven lessons the team at Calgary’s Raft Brew Labs has learned through case studies in beer spoilage.

The annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is returning for another year in February, with 42 events at 23 different venues over eight days. This year, the featured country will be Italy, and you won’t want to miss out on the chance to sip and savour this event!

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this issue, or any issue, feel free to drop me line. If you have a topic that you would like to see included in an upcoming issue, Poured Canada’s editorial team would love to hear about it. Likewise, if you have an article that you would like to contribute, we would be thrilled to review it for publication consideration. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to like and follow us on

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this issue, or any issue, feel free to drop me line. If you have a topic that you would like to see included in an upcoming issue, Poured Canada’s editorial team would love to hear about it. Likewise, if you have an article that you would like to contribute, we would be thrilled to review it for publication consideration. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, X and Instagram!