An easy way to start out is to use a winemaking pulp if you start your wine out of season.
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|I wrapped my boxer shorts around the two carboys that are holding my wine to keep it from losing its color from the wine cellar's window. Note the airlocks. They bubble away when gas escapes during fermentation.|
Basically, as long as you're NOT planning to sell your wine, but you are an adult and you want to adhere to basic guidelines, there's no need for concern. It's easy to comply with the law. Once you begin home wine making, you'll probably want to continue and give yourself a variety of tastes and types of wines to go with your meals. Since most recipes are designed for 3 to 5 gallons of wine, going over the lawful limit of wine making should not be a big problem.
Let me know your experiences!