By request :) Easy and cheap if you have the gooseberries in the garden, makes a lovely light white wine.
1 1/4 lbs white sugar
big handful of dried fruit (eg raisins, sultanas or a mixture of whatever you have)
1 gallon boiling water
1 lemon, sliced
1 tbsp dried yeast, activated in warm water
Place gooseberries in brewing bucket and pour over boiling water; when cool enough to handle, squish fruit with hands, wooden spoon or similar. Cover and leave for 24 hours. Add rest of ingredients, then the activated yeast - activate the dried yeast in about 1/2 pint of warm water with a spoonful of sugar. Add to the bucket, give it a good stir, cover it close and leave for 4 - 5 days in a warm place. Strain and put into a demi-john, leave to ferment for 6 weeks or so, then rack it off; leave a fruther 3 - 4 weeks, then bottle and leave at elast 6 months before trying.
This is the way I do it, and the way I do my wines - no fancy equipment or buying in of what I see as unnecessaries. My wines are usually good, very drinkable, quick, cheap and easy to make. I just use ordinary bread yeast, activated, as that's what I always have in. You could ring the changes with special wine yeasts, eg sparkling, etc if you like.
I don't sterilise the bottles and demi-johns, I just make sure they are clean, and give them a thorough rinse in as hot water as they and I can stand. Remember to label well, and be patient before trying them - that's the hard part for me!! LOL