What is a wine
expert? Generally, an expert is someone who knows enough about a
subject that they can teach others who know less on the subject.
So a wine expert is someone who has more information and experience
with wine than YOU. For someone who has never had a glass of wine,
an expert could be someone who has had several glasses of wine.
However, in general,
a wine expert is someone with years of experience drinking wine
while being conscious of grading it, using their previous tastings
as a guide. Since a sense of flavour is not universal, their opinion
is just that - opinion, not factual. Once you find someone who likes
what you like, their opinion can become your guide.
Sure, you can enjoy
wine without knowing where it came from or what year it was bottled,
but learning why you like it can raise your enjoyment to a passion.