what, no micro-ox?
Indeed, taste is a broad and contested thing! Therefore, I’d disagree that a craft as complex as this cannot be seen as an art also. There is no clear distinction between a craft and an art, although general rules of thumb can be made.
The craftsman, or artist, such as Laura, has her intentions, skill knowledge and ability, but the interpretation, or taste, can be highly varied, and much less skill is required.
Perhaps a taster with much experience can appreciate more of the history, craft and expertise put into the object considered, and have a deeper more complex understanding, but that doesn’t mean that their visceral experience is necessarily any more profound than the simplest of newcomers! And there are schools of interpretation, or drinking practice (Brits v French v Americans v Aussies v old people v new people, Germans… etc) which socialise that drinking experience!