I apologize if there's a sticky I missed, but I didn't see any "basic, beginner" thread for wine making.
My wife has made wine kits (with juice extract) for years, and now that she's seen me making beer from scratch (all grain), she wants to try the same thing with wine. We have a shop in town that sells the unconcentrated grape juice, but my concern is that neither of us has a good understanding of all the different additives we should be using.
With her kits, they usually include various additional packets of powders and liquids to be added at various phases (stuff like bentonite, potassium metabisulphite, and a bunch more I can't recall). We have no idea if we should be using those when making wine from scratch, and if so, how much and when.
Is there a thread/sticky/book that will us through the whole process and explain what all those things do, and when we should be using them?