Place sugar, orange zest, figs, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, ginger, nutmeg and star anise into a saucepan with just enough water to cover the sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar, until the mixture resembles a thick syrup. 

Turn down the heat and add the strained orange juice, apple slices and Yellow Label Shiraz.

Heat gently until warm and serve.