I went to the coffee shop this morning. I’m not saying which to protect the guilty. The regular staff was on duty and it wasn’t crowded. I could tell the barista was stressed today. I ordered a double espresso. I watched as she proceeded to pull a double-shot very half-assed: slapped the auto-dosed and auto-tamped group into the head, started the pump, and let the espresso splash into the cup. Never bothered to preheat the cup or anything. The shot ran wayy too fast and then she let it sit there for about a minute. Then she just gave me the cup. No saucer, no offer of a spoon, nothing. The crema was pale and quick to disappear and the espresso itself was weak and watery. I could tell she was having a bad day but still.
At any rate, I picked up a bottle of Tisdale Cabernet Sauvignon this morning at Sendik’s. I was wavering between that, their Merlot, and their Pinot Noir. I know I like the Cab. Sauv., because I’ve had it at Table Lodges. Could Chad maybe tell me what Merlot and Pino Noir taste like compared to Cab. Sauv.? Thanks!