Place all the poaching ingredients into a pot. Make sure that the pears are covered in the liquid. If not add more wine or water to the mixture.
Place on the stovetop on medium-high heat. As soon as the liquid starts to simmer, turn the heat down to low for about an hour. Cover and check on the pears turning over in the liquid.
You want the pears to be soft to cut through but not complete mush.
Please note: You can make these the day before and serve cold or make the day of. Great to have a little extra if you want leftovers for breakfast.