Ginger Infused Mulled Wine

Makes 1½ liters of mulled wine


2 bottles dark red wine (Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc)
1 cup pear brandy
1 medium Valencia orange, sliced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
¼ cup brown sugar


Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Serve warm.