Hello everyone! I am a complete newbie to home wine making. I've been considering giving it a try for a few years now, but my busy work travel schedule has kept me from doing so. However, I'm traveling less now and plan on giving it a go! I had a great sit down discussion and tasting with fellow WMT forum member JohnD here in our home town and that really sealed the deal for me. (His wines were great!) I've ordered a Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet kit to start off. I have most of my equipment, but still need a few items like a hydrometer, auto-siphon and wine thief, but I'll get those ordered before I start my first batch! I plan on utilizing the WMT forum to learn as much as possible from all of the experience here! Of course, I'll be leaning on JohnD a lot as well!