Astronauts in the Laundry


Think China, think Chinese laundry. And Chinese slang for an ex-pat Chinese person is an “astronaut.” So no wonder there are only 3 bottles of Astronaut 2012 left after last night’s launch at I Love My Laundry on Buitengracht. Heck, Xanthus Viljoen came all the way from Canal Walk to buy a bottle. Here is Clayton Howard modelling the second last bottle – he has reordered.

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Clayton reports the wine, made by Portuguese celebrity winemaker Anibal Coutinho, appeals to all three sexes and is flying out the door. The R30 per bottle price tag has absolutely nothing to do with it. This must be the cheapest Siebritskloof wine ever – Siebritskloof, the St. Emilion of the Swartland, as Anibal calls it.