The stew can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat gently.
Herbes de Provence is a blend of dried thyme, rosemary, summer savory and bay leaves used in stews and on grilled foods. If you can't find it at the store, substitute dried thyme.
Buttered noodles or boiled potatoes.
A deep, lush red Burgundy with fruity and earthy notes will mirror the Pinot Noir in the marinade. Red Burgundy is, after all, made from Pinot Noir grapes. Choose a full-flavored example with some tannin.