I only soaked about 3/4 cup of beans overnight and reduced the simmer liquid by half as I was not planning to make the other dishes associated with them. I accidentally forgot to add the wine and I used whole milk vs. 2% and just regular shredded cheese. Very rich and creamy. The shrimp went well with it. I did sprinkle some garlic powder on the shrimp as it cooked. Very filling. Hubby loved it. Will make again.