We decided that “Michigander” wasn’t something that hurt, but rather something that reckoned with both gaffe and pride, and we adopted it as our own. In much the same vein, Pure Michigan helps us rewrite the narrative.
The temperature in suburban, seaside New Jersey has climbed to exactly rosé degrees Fahrenheit, which is just a few degrees warmer than springtime Chardonnay and a full 360 from musing autumn Cabernet.
There are 480 million acres of Midwest, filled with 68 million unique human beings. Hundreds of rivers and lakes amble through plains and forests. No one Midwestern state is quite like the other. For that reason, it can be difficult to understand the Midwest as truly one territory.
The facts are simple: Pinterest and millennials love charcuterie boards. Why? Perhaps it’s the indulgent amount of dairy, her oh-so-Instagram-worthy nature, her timeless place on the Italian table or the practically perfect romance the charcuterie board shares with wine.
The only other thing Midwesterners agree upon is that Ohio is a sinister incarnation of nature’s most perverse and depressing form. This is a widely agreed upon fact lacking neither ambiguity nor dubiety.
To kick off an evening of wine and schmoozing at Tech Town Detroit, David Hines Jr., executive producer of “Solomon” and Michigan alum, gave a short introduction for Valiant Production’s new feature film in hope of rallying more supporters.