Cherry Wine Sauce recipe

fresh cherries
3/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
sugar to taste

Halve and pit the cherries.  Fine chop the shallots and saute them with a pat of butter and a couple pinches of salt in medium heat until they are barely transparent.  Next add the wine, vinegar, water, and sugar and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and add cherries.  Reduce the sauce until there's about half the volume left or until desired consistency.  Remove from heat and stir in a couple pats of butter to make the sauce creamier.  For the choice of red wine, any inexpensive bottle should be fine.  I was looking for a sweeter sauce so I opted for a merlot, but you can certainly use a drier wine if you prefer.