This meat just falls apart. So tender you can cut it with a knife. My husband loves it and me too. Beef shanks are inexpensive and this recipe is easy to do. Not a fan of cooking with wine just eliminate it. Using a metal tea basket infuses the flavor of the herbs without having them in the food. We are not a big fans of chewing on rosemary and thyme leaves but love the flavor and fresh herbs tastes better than the dried herbs to me anyways.