mulled wine from @lakeshorelady
2 (750 milliliter) bottles of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon works well!)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
2 whole star anise pods (or a few drops of star anise extract)
3-4 inch orange peel slices
Combine wine, brandy, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and orange peel in the Crockpot.
Cover and turn the heat on low for 1 hour.
Serve warm with fresh orange slices and extra cinnamon sticks.