Mulled wine is infused with warming flavors for a comforting warm cocktail.
Cut the peel from orange making one long thin strip.
Squeeze juice from orange and place both peel and juice in a 2-quart non-reactive saucepan.
Add the sugar, raisins, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and wine. Heat over moderate heat until hot but not boiling. Allow to simmer 10-15 minutes, strain and serve in mugs with a few blanched almonds in each mug.