I find this very easy recipe yet one that's really classy. I find the sauce tastes better if you make it the day before so that the flavours can mature. I've also used red grape juice instead of wine and it tasted just as good. I've been using this recipe for over 15 years and still love it. I even use the sauce as a pouring sauce for Ice Cream. I often increase the recipe so that I have leftovers just for that. The time that it takes to reduce the liquid is variable dependent on the quantity. I've estimated that it can take up to 20 minutes but it could take less time. They can also be put into a pretty jar and given as a gift.