I have had many comments on my adventures in wine making. I cannot stress enough how easy it is. All I use is a 1 gallon fruit wine kit from Midwestsupplies.com. The kit was $32.99 and another $23.99 if you get the add on. The add on has a cork plunger, corks, wine bottles, and a hydrometer. I am cheap and bought the cork plunger and corks separately. I don't have a hydrometer and get along fine (at least in my mind I do). Wine bottles are supplied by friends.
This is a carboy. After a week in the plastic fermentation pail, you siphon the liquid into the glass carboy. I have made some interesting jams out of the leftover stuff in the straining bag. I made a buffalo berry jam that is incredible. Back to wine making, let the carboy sit for a month. The sediment will settle at the bottom. You can see the light colored sediment in this carboy of Red Letter Raspberry.
If you have lots of fruits and berries, try wine making. So far I've made wine from: Buffalo berries, chokecherries, crabapples, grapes, raspberries, service berries, rhubarb, and pears. I am far from a perfectionist and I have found wine making is very forgiving. When you do make a bad batch, (God Awful Grape and Choke it Down Chokecherry) dilute it in lemonade for a rich flavored drink. For those, like me, that don't drink a lot of wine try the smaller bottles. They hold two glasses of wine. Which is just right. A gallon makes about 3 big bottles and 5 little bottles. I hope you give it a try. I never drank much wine before, but every weekend I enjoy a little bottle and half the satisfaction comes from knowing I made it.