Locati Cellars now offers fine cigars, too


Walla Walla winery Locati Cellars has started carrying fine cigars at its downtown tasting room.

The winery offers Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta cigars from the Dominican Republic, and W&D cigars from Honduras.

Tasting room hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the historic depot building at 416 N. Second Ave.

For more information on the winery that specializes in Italian varietals, call 529-5871.


Wondering what's happening behind the brown paper in the windows at 19 E. Main St.?

Stay tuned for something new from the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman.

Blogger, wine enthusiast and online wine retailer Catie McIntyre Walker is launching a new wine operation in the downtown spot formerly known The Mane Event hair salon. More details when the paper comes down.


That's a lot of Blizzards.

Dairy Queen operations owned by Walla Walla resident Kerry Tierney has raised more than $17,000 for children's hospitals.

The eatery and confection hot spot celebrated "Miracle Treat Day" on Aug. 5. The annual fundraiser benefits sick and injured kids through the Children's Miracle Network through sales of Blizzard treats. Tierney owns Walla Walla's DQ on Plaza Way, as well as others in the Tri-Cities and surrounding region.


Patrick Carman, the Walla Walla resident and New York Times best-selling children's author, is catching some attention from the First Family.

In a piece earlier this month in "New York" magazine, a paragraph mentioned President Obama's first foray on vacation at Martha's Vineyard and detailed a trip to the book store with his girls. The children reportedly picked up several books. Among them: "some titles from 'The Land of Elyon' series," which Carman wrote.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 509-526-8321.


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