This is the last step to becoming a wine expert of any sort. Be honest with yourself. Many of the people who make wine unpleasant adopt dogmatic approaches to wine. Sometimes you might love a natural wine and sometimes you might love an industrial wine. There is no shame in that. You have not let down 'your side'. You've just chosen not to take sides. For me that is the only path one can honestly take for I have tasted great and terrible wines made both by artisans and faceless corporations. What I choose to buy may be a different story, but what i choose to vilify can be driven only by what is tasted. Blind.
So there you have it. 5 Steps to start you on your path towards becoming a wine expert, of sorts. be careful though. You are only an expert to those who know less than you, so perhaps the last lesson is to remain humble.
Think you are a Cabernet expert? Tell me about Santa Cruz Cabernet.
Just a Napa Cabernet expert? Tell me about the 1947 vintage.
Just an expert on the wines you drink? Let's share a bottle!