Well, here's the long awaited first post that I promised way back in September 2012 (yikes). You're welcome.
A few months back, I was trying to decide on what kind of beer to brew for my family's Thanksgiving Day gathering. I'm a fan of a wide variety of beer, but most others in my extended family are not. I decided to go to the internet for help. I stumbled upon an episode of Northern Brewer's "Brewing TV" which was about how to make a wine from a wine kit. Normally this is a beer-centric podcast, but since wine is a fermented beverage that many beer drinkers imbibe from time to time, and since they sell wine kits at Northern Brewer (and most other homebrew shops for that matter), it made sense to showcase how easy it is to make your own wine.
After watching the episode, I knew what to make for the family—an easy drinking, simple wine. My girlfriend, parents, and even grandmother all love wine, so it totally made sense.
Come to find out, making wine from a kit is super-simple. The kit comes with detailed instructions, and all you really need to do is add the ingredients when stated, mix it really well, pitch the yeast and wait. That's pretty much all there is to it. All in all, it takes about an hour from start to finish to make the must that will become a 12-14% wine.
Here's the kit I bought from Northern Brewer (EDIT: Northern Brewer no longer sell this this kit, but More Beer does). It's a Riesling kit from Wine Expert. It wasn't their cheapest kit, but it wasn't their most expensive. I picked this style because it wasn't too complicated to make and would be ready to drink in about a month. Everything needed to make the wine was included in the kit.
Just a side note: All of the normal cleaning and sanitizing steps need to be followed. Just because it's wine doesn't mean you can skimp on the important stuff.