1. Combine all ingredients except wine in a 3-quart glass mixing bowl. Set microwave oven at Time Cook (power level 10) for 6 minutes, and then Time Cook (power level 4) for 10 minutes.
2. Add wine to cider mixture. Microwave, uncovered, at Time Cook (power level 5) for about 5 minutes, or until punch is quite warm. Strain into punch bowl. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.