What happens when you mix a background in chemistry with a wine-making heritage and decades of industry experience? You end up with Gary Akrop, a vintner who really knows his stuff. For Gary, wine was once a simple hobby. But it eventually grew into a full-blown passion, leading him to establish Ledge Rock Hill Winery in the Adirondack Mountains in 2011.
There, he mixes scientific wisdom with decades of industry knowhow to produce limited batches of his handcrafted wine. Reds are the winery's specialty, each one made with grapes crushed onsite. And much like magic genies, each one is stored in oak barrels for months and even years at a time. Such precise barrel aging is part of a process that, when combined with quality fruit and expert skills, helps Gary and Ledge Rock produce wines of exceptional character. Whether sweet or dry wines are your favorite, a variety of the winery's best choices is always available for sampling in the warm, woodsy tasting room.
Though major newspapers often get more press for their accolades and awards than smaller publications, The Post-Star has been quietly wracking up wins in various categories since its inception in 1895. The most noteworthy was a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 2009, but it was quietly preceded by New York State Associated Press Association's "Newspaper of Distinction" for five years, and praise from MADD, the National Headliners Association, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The daily paper keeps New York's Adirondack region fully informed on current events, local happenings, sports scores, and entertainment while boasting the latest technical advances in design, layout, and production, such as delivering the most recent edition telepathically.
The two ships of Lake George Shoreline Cruises offer a new way to have a romantic dinner or even learn a little history about Lake George, whose picturesque majesty has earned it the nickname the Queen of American Lakes. Aboard The Adirondac, up to 400 customers can grab a beverage at one of its two bars and head to the second-deck atrium, which is exposed to the sunlight during the day and stars in the evening.