In a large saucepan or Dutch oven cook the sausage, onion, carrot, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.
Carefully stir in tomato, tomato paste, wine, dried herbs (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream, parsley, fresh herbs (if using); heat through.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over hot pasta. Makes 5 to 6 servings.