I love the way Wim Wenders used this song on American Friend, his greatest homage to classic film noir.
However, some of California's best wine comes out of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon for mirth and Rhône style wines, Paul Draper's Ridge Winery for Cabernet Sauvignon (think 1976 Paris Tasting), and David Bruce for some excellent Pinot Noir.
The ideal temperature to store Pinot Noir and other red wines is 52 degrees fahrenheit; however, a storage temperature that ranges from about 40 degrees to 65 degrees will work provided there is very little fluctuation in temperature.
It wasn't until David Lett of Eyrie Vineyards in Dundee placed a Pinot Noir in the 1979 Gault-Millau French Wine Olympiades and landed in the top 10 that Oregon found its true calling as a producer of world-class Pinot Noir wines.
The Venice of the fifties, and the characters that inhabit the boardwalk, make for a moody, almost 'noir' setting, and the characters, without being hard-bitten and cynical, would not be completely out of place in a Bogart movie.
True Champagne comes from France and is produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes using the méthode champenoise, a system of fermentation that produces bubbles by introducing a second fermentation in the bottle.
On the Causse Noir is found the fantastic chaos of rocks and precipices known as Montpellier-le-Vieux, resembling the ruins of a huge city.
The cabinet noir has now disappeared, but the right to open letters in cases of emergency appears still to be retained by the French government; and a similar right is occasionally exercised in England under the direction of a secretary of state, and, indeed, in all civilized countries.
The yield is satisfactory, and the wine made, the variety known as Gamay noir, is described as being like still champagne.
He was followed by Janus de Noir, le sieur du Roule, who was sent by Louis XIV.