In a sauce pot, over medium-low heat, combine cranberries, sugar and lemon juice. Stir well. Cover and cook until most of the cranberries are soft, some will be mushy.
Add vodka to the pot and cook, uncovered, for about 5 more minutes.
Transfer cranberry mixture into the pitcher and let it cool to room temperature. (About an hour.)Note: if your pitcher is not heat-proof, make sure to cool the cranberry mixture in the cooking pot first and then transfer it into the pitcher.
Add wine and juice. Stir well.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Add club soda right before serving and stir carefully.