Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear, so that they will stand upright. Arrange the pears in a pie pan or similar baking dish.
Whisk wine & honey in med. bowl until well blended; pour over pears. Add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest to the wine mixture around the pears.
Roast the pears, basting every 15 min until they are wrinkled and tender, 45 min to one hour.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer pears to shallow dessert bowls (I use footed bowls-they present beautifully). Pour wine mixture into small saucepan, bring to a boil until slightly thickened about 6 min. Drizzle over pears and garnish with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest. Serve warm, at room temp or chilled.