I liked the flavor of this dish, but did not think it looked very attractive plated. I would make this in individual casserole dishes of some type - I think that would look much nicer. I used dry vermouth and a some broth instead of all wine, and felt the vermouth worked very well. A pinch of thyme worked well with the other ingredients. Instead of cheddar, I used goats-milk gouda which was very nice with the rest.