Heat the olive oil (1 tablespoon) in a medium saucepan on medium heat and sauté the minced garlic (2 cloves) and Italian seasoning (1 teaspoon) for one minute or until fragrant, stirring consistently so the garlic doesn't burn.
Add red wine (1/4 cup) and simmer for another minute, stirring frequently, or until wine has reduced by about half.
Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover, and simmer on low for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste and add the honey or sugar, if using. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
If you don't have Italian seasoning, you can use dried oregano, thyme, and/or basil. You can also use fresh herbs if you prefer- if you do this, use 1 tablespoon instead of 1 teaspoon.
Storage: I like to store this sauce in 8 oz. mason jars in my freezer, which is the perfect amount for a large pizza. Although I've never tried it, you can also can this sauce and store it in your pantry.
Wine alternative: if you prefer to not use wine, just skip that step and move right on to adding the other ingredients.