I made this for dinner tonight and it was quite good. I did add more garlic and also rosemary and thyme to add a little more flavor and because both of those herbs mix so nicely with red wine in cooking. I also used extra onions and mushrooms. Feel free to experiment with seasonings and veggies though the recipe as is is more classic. This is an extremely simple recipe for an old classic and practically foolproof. Your crockpot may cook slower or quicker though, so be aware of that.