Di's Mulled Red Wine

1 bottle red wine
100g soft light brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
4 whole cloves
1 star anise
Grating of fresh nutmeg/pinch nutmeg
150ml brandy or port

Put all the ingredients, except the brandy or port, into a large saucepan.  Bring the wine to the boil to dissolve the sugar.  Remove immediately, cover the pan and leave to stand for 5 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.  Strain to remove the spices & fruit slices.

Add the brandy/port & serve warm, with a fresh slice of lemon in each glass.

[I use an Uncle Dan cleanskin ‘WE3’ @ $2.99 for this and similar recipes … don’t use the Grange]