Step 2: Getting Started

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Wash all the jars, lids & bands in hot soapy water and rinse carefully. Put the jars in a large pot with enough water to cover the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Bring to a boil. This sterilizes the jars. Put the lids in a small pot with enough to cover. Bring that water to a little below a boil.

Measure out the wine and sugar. I like to cut top off of the pectin pack & put the pack in a glass or jar near the stove. This way, you can get the pectin quickly when it's needed.