Stir together Aquavit and Wine with sugar into a large pot. Wrap remaining ingredients in cheesecloth, place in pot with low heat for a couple of hours (or crockpot all day). Serve hot and discard cheesecloth wrapped ingredients.
Variation 1: For a milder version and more servings, you can double the wine.
Variation 2: Vodka can be used in the place of Aquavit (Aqvavit) but it will not be as flavorful.