Fun read! Looking forward to the results.
My Italian grandfather made wine from grapes, which inspired my dad to make wine from kits and concentrates. Both dad and grandpa used gallon jugs. I was really popular at Uni (drinking age 18 at the time in TN) because I always had gallons of red wine in my closet.
One of my HS science projects was making wine out of Welch's grape juice, bread yeast, and water. One of my daughters has an Italian FIL who makes wine from grapes he buys by the half-ton, mostly reds, but he's dabbled in whites. Super Tuscan is one of my absolute favorites. Great first pick!