My first batch of wine was a semi-sweet/off-dry white kit and it tasted pretty good after about a month. I have my first red wine kit clarifying right now. I'm going to try to give that at least six months before tapping into it. I was actually quite surprised how good the white wine turned out. MUCH better than my first beer!
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)