1. Carefully warm the brandy to 115F. Bruise the seeds and spices and add : them to the warm liquid. Pour the brandy into a bottle and seal it; : store in a cool, dark place to age for at least one month. 2. Dissolve the sugar in the water and add the vanilla bean. Combine with : the aged brandy mixture, add the white wine, bottle it, and let the : entire mixture age another month. Strain the liquid and pour into : bottles. Seal them and store in a cool, dark place.