Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the rind from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, leaving the pith behind. Then, juice the oranges into a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
Pour the red wine and white wine into the pot with the orange juice. Place the strips of orange rind, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves and brown sugar into the pot with the wine mixture; stir to dissolve the sugar.
Cover and heat over medium-high until heated through, but don’t let it boil. Reduce the heat to low and heat for an hour to bring all of the flavours together. Adjust the taste by adding more brown sugar, as necessary. Strain and serve hot with a splash of brandy, if desired.
Used different ingredients.
Used 4 Lemons instead of 2 Oranges And added a big dollop of Honey with the brown sugar NEXT TIME: I will replace brown sugar with honey & brandy with Cointreau. - 15 Jun 2010