To make a really good pasta sauce it needs to be simmered for a long time. This sauce is definitely worth it!
I have found some truly excellent spaghetti sauce recipes at allrecipes, but this one is the best. My son and wife both gave it two thumbs up. I did reduce the sugar by half and it was exactly the right amount, lending a taste of sweetness but not so sweet that it tasted like desert. The burgundy provided a twist which is hard to describe, but welcome nonetheless. It did not leave any sort of liquory flavor and did not overwhelm. Highly recommended. Authentically Italian. - 12 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is really good, worth getting all the ingredients together. I used austrailian shiraz for the wine. Will definately make this again. - 13 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very nice flavor, we loved it. I used ground beef in mine. I will make this sauce again but I will add more mushrooms and big chunks of peppers and celery because I like veggies in my sauce. Thanks Melinda I used the leftover sauce to make Pizza burgers and let me tell you the sauce is even better the next day. I had leftover burger patties I put them in a bun with cheese and then the sauce in between and on top of the bun with a little bit of grated cheese. They were good. - 11 Aug 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)