If i may, i'll make a philosophical and pedagogical observation by way of anecdote on the question of starting.
When i made my first bucket of wine, in 1990 in the far eastern mountains of southern australia i had a bucket, fruit, water and sugar and nothing else. Making wine is as complicated as you need it to be. The process is essentially pretty simple. After a while, you want to make better wine, more drinkable, clearer, ABV specific, smoother, more balanced, able to age, and to do all that you start trying to understand the finer points of the process, the chemistry, and from that you start to get an idea of the craft. But to start with, a lot of folk just need to begin and see how it goes, from the absolute basics. Other folk will want everything set out and organized to a tee before even considering a start. I guess its a question of learning styles and that's probably something MstrRogers will need to consider.
Making wine is fun, for me, and it always has been and also its pretty cheap. If a batch doesnt work out, it's a learning moment, not that much lost but knowledge gained. I'd say, just give it a go, see what happens. Start small, dont spend too much money (although you do need a hydrometer), and build up as you go.
That's my two cents worth anyway...but my learning style is to plunge on in and go from there and i know that is not everyone's learning style so i guess that's something you'd need to think about.
Also, take advice and seek help from experienced home wine makers...there are a lot on this forum that have helped me no end.
Go for it!