A woman is only a woman, but a port is a port – Winston Churchill

Cherries in port
250 grams port (e.g. Graham’s late Bottle Vintage 2006 or Cockburn’s Special Reserve)
150 grams sugar (or to taste)
500 grams frozen pitted cherries (use fresh cherries in summer)
zest of half an orange
1 pc star anise
1/2 bean mexican vanilla

Simmer until thick and shiny. Eat all at once (you might want to cool them slightly). Pour hot over vanilla ice cream or chocolate cake. Chill and serve with cheesecake or anything ricotta.