I made a few mistakes making my first batch but thankfully not enough to ruin the batch. I think starting with a kit and carefully following the kit instructions is a good way to having success making your first batch of wine.
Thanks again for all the replies!!! Excited to be here and trying my hand at something new....any recommendations for a really good kit??? There are so many and I am sure some have exactly what is needed while others give you stuff that is "filler". I would like to get a kit that has the things I will need/use along this journey.
I am in St. Mary's county and have heard it said repeatedly that the soil down here is not good for growing grapes...something about the flavor doesn't turn out too good. Ever hear that about Ann Arundel???? My grandparents were in Baltimore and had a big arbor of both white and dark purple grapes. They didn't make wine, but the jelly sure was a big hit. Just wondering if there is any truth to this bad tasting grapes thing???