The key to unlocking all of the flavor this simple duck preparation is two fold: 1) rendering the fat and then spooning it over the breasts while they cook and 2) the red wine reduction. This simple preparation creates a rich and sweet meat.
In September PBS will be airing the first episode of The Winemakers, a reality game show. I'm curious to say the least. Some of these shows become instantly repetitive or bawdy and subsequently are not worth watching. I'm hopeful that PBS's reality show will not be dumbed down like most of the network shows, but will educate as well as entertain. I remember watching much of Frontier House which was generally good and seemed to stay fairly accurate to its history; more than anything else it was not too cheesy. I'm hopeful that Winemakers will follow in the same path.
If it's as contrived as some of the other reality tv shows that little resemble reality then we'll just know that PBS is trying to cut in on Prime Time tv.