For the last few years, I have been watching a friend make lots of wine. I have helped onload and crush the grapes (no destemming with this group), kill the alien yeast, add yeast, press the must, pour the juice into the carboys, plug the bung hole with the bung plug and air lock, and tote the carboys down to the basement. Envious of his large collection of wine, I have decided it is time for me to try. However being the scaredy cat that I am, I am going to start with juice.
I have bought my lit, and removed all of the old labels. (What a ardous task I should have bought new ones. Like Dacve and TOG suggested.) While not everything is applicable to kitsters like me, it is incredibly informative. I am also learning lots about wine in general. The show, like a good wine, ages well (or maybejust appears to improves with as I too listen and consume the wine.)
Many of the suggestions are indeed applicable to kits as well.