Combine cider, sugar, ginger and orange in a slow cooker. Tie cinnamon and cloves in a small cheesecloth bag; add to cooker. Cover and heat on LOW 2 to 5 hrs. The entire house will smell great! Remove cheesecloth bag. In a mug put a shot of brandy, then fill with hot mix from cooker.
Combine wine, corn syrup, and water in slow cooker. Rinse cheesecloth; squeeze out water. Wrap orange peel, cinnamon stick halves, cloves, and nutmeg in cheesecloth. Tie securely with cotton string or strip of cheesecloth. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 2.5 hours. Discard spice bag; ladle into glasses. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.