Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - Q for Queen

Queen Adelaide was married to King William IV who was on the throne in England when South Australia was settled; Adelaide was named after her.

A full size statue of Queen Adelaide takes pride of place in the foyer of the Adelaide Town Hall.

Woodley Wines of Nuriootpa (established in 1858) have a range of wines using the Queen Adelaide label. They are quite reasonably priced; the tawny port pictured is very pallatable. I know because I just sampled it. Oh what a burden it is to be a CDP blogger!


To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see links to other participants' sites go to mrs nesbitts place

17 comments:

Deb said...

That's a Queen I've never heard of. I never knew Adelaide was named after an English queen! Good one!

RuneE said...

You have taught me something new - both about Queens and port...

Thank you!

Hyde DP said...

Don't you get drunk now - Queen Adelaide is on mine too today.

ArneA said...

Just returned from Portugal with bottles of Port. But what can yot tell me about the red wines from Knepstein (??) Believe I got some wonderful bottles from him when being in Sydney 12 years ago. Impossible to fin in western market now

Gordon said...

Arnea - I suspect you mean Knappstein wines; a winery in the Clare Valley in SA. They have a web site and cellar door sales, not that that will help you unless you visit again!

babooshka said...

Learnt something here. Good q choices.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice history and wine lesson.
Good photos.

Thanks for sharing,

Come visit my Quadruped,
Troy

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" finds it interesting how often the Queen theme is popping up on the sites of bloggers around the former British Empire!
:-)

Jonna said...

So informative. Thanks.

mylittlephotonook said...

Learn something at your place today! I didn´t hear about that queen.

John said...

Nice photos and informative Q post Gordon! Well done.

Neva said...

What a great choice for "Q"....Must be nice to have queens to use!
Mine is not as original as yours but here it is.

Powell River Books said...

A tasty "queen" I am sure. I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

Katney said...

Queens are included in a number of ABCs this week. I have a Queen's Cup, and a second queen post as an afterthought. I even saw Queen Adelaide mentioned already. Good post and a nice statue.

leslie said...

I, too, learned something new and next time I'm at the liquor store, I'll check and see if we carry that wine.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wine???
Ok go on then!
LOL!

Great stuff...as always....you not the wine! LOL!

alicesg said...

Very interesting history.

Some of our places like the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall and Victoria Street, etc were named after Queen Victoria of England.