Combine honey, wine, water, lemon juice, star anise, ginger and salt in a medium/large heavy sauce pan. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, while stirring occasionally. Add pears; reduce heat and simmer until tender, 5-10 minutes,
depending on ripeness. Remove pears from the liquid and cool. Continue to cook the liquid until it is reduced to
about 1 cup, about 20-25 minutes. Cool to room temperature, remove ginger and star anise. Recipe can be made ahead
of time. Pears can be stored in cooled sauce. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Serve within a day to two. Place
each pear in a bowl and top with sauce. Serve warm or chilled. Serving suggestions: Ice cream, crème fraiche,
marscapone cheese, whipped cream or ricotta cheese.