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Northwest Summer Sips


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Rainier Seltzer

Seattle’s Rainier Brewery hopped on the fruity and boozy seltzer train. Sip apple, lemon, or huckleberry flavors. Only 90 calories per can; find a 12-pack at most grocery store beer aisles.

Lu & Oly

Lu & Oly, part of the Mark Ryan Winery portfolio of wines, recently released a new sparkling wine called Untethered, made with 100 percent chardonnay and sourced from the Columbia Valley. The art on Untethered’s bottle depicts Mark Ryan’s two daughters, the namesakes behind Lu & Oly (Lucia and Olivia), as little birds having a high-flying adventure. Visit the Mark Ryan tasting room in Woodinville or Walla Walla, or purchase online.

Julia’s Dazzle

Long Shadows Vintners founder Allen Shoup named this fruity wine with notes of strawberry, orange blossom, melon, and more summer fruits after his granddaughter, Julia. Julia’s Dazzle is made from Pinot Gris grapes by winemaker Gilles Nicault. Get it at stores while supplies last. $18