I did not follow Julia Child's recipe word by word and I skipped the bacon. I know the bacon grease would make the dish more dense and aromatic but for the sake of healthy eating, I skipped the bacon. Instead of bacon grease, I added a tiny bit of butter, fry the ingredients separately and let the red wine cook and simmer with the chicken fat.
The red wine is good enough. I never knew le vin rouge works so so well with chicken. Serving this dish with buttered green peas and potatoes will be perfect.