Put the wine, shallots, and garlic in a large straight-sided skillet with a lid. Cover and cook on high heat for 2 minutes.
Add the mussels (including the juices) to the pan. Cover the pan and cook, until the mussel shells open (only about 3 minutes, since Vital Chioce mussels come par-cooked). Discard any that do not open.
Transfer the mussels to pasta plates or soup bowls. Let the sauce reduce and concentrate for a minute.
Add the thyme, parsley, and butter to the wine mixture in the skillet. Swirl the mixture around over high heat. When it is foamy (you may need to reduce this for a minute or two), pour it over the mussels.
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