In a heavy - bottomed small saucepan, dissolve brown sugar in the red wine on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce wine mixture by half, until syrupy.
Heat broiler on High.
Cut figs lengthwise. Wrap each fig with a half slice of bacon and secure the bacon with toothpick pushing it through the fig. Place wrapped figs on a baking sheet.
Cook 6" under broiler flame for 3 – 5 minutes on each side until bacon is browned.
Put figs on a small platter and drizzle with wine syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature
Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot