The steps taken by commercial wineries can be carried out at home in a cool basement. Many people enjoy making their own wines from grapes that they have grown themselves, grapes that they have purchased or from other fruits, such as blackberries, strawberries, plums or peaches. Several home-winemaking kits are available, and there are stores that cater to the home winemaker by selling equipment and giving advice. Equipment and information is readily available over the Internet.
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