Classic Mulled Red Wine

Recipe: One bottle red wine One sliced orange 1/4 cup brandy 5 cloves 1/3 cup sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 1 star anise 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon allspice Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to medium heat (avoid boiling). Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the spices become fragrant. Strain through a fine sieve and serve warm. Serves 4-6.