Ingredients 6 to 8 servings:
5 cups cool water
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup red wine
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 pounds dark, sweet cherries, pitted
1 cup Greek yogurt (5% fat)
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
Garnish: 1 tablespoon per serving red wine vinegar
Combine the water, sugar, red wine, salt and lemon zest in a saucepan. Bring liquid to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the cherries, return liquid to the simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
Blend the yogurt with the flour in a small bowl. Spoon 1 cup of the hot soup into the yogurt and whisk until smooth. Return the yogurt mixture to the saucepan, reheat and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Off the heat, taste and add more sugar if desired. Chill thoroughly.
Serving: Divide the soup and cherries among soup bowls. Drizzle the vinegar over each serving and swirl with a skewer to create a pattern on the surface.