Reading 28: On the Cellarer
The abbot shall instate a cellarer who is to oversee the bread and wine . He shall provide vessels for receiving wine , and have them cleaned at a specific time and place. From the grainarer, he shall receive grain for eating, as much as is needed, under a strict count, and he shall have it kept for the mill. Whatever is needed for the oven, he shall provide. He shall wholly yield a tenth part of the bread to the Almoner, as well as the annual and anniversary (donations) and the maundies, both in bread and in wine , and whatever (else) he is obliged to give. He shall supervise the refectory, and shall have it cleaned often. He shall put out white tablecloths on each Friday and during the fasts that comes after the meat days. Before the community arrives, he shall serve clean, pure and healthy bread and wine , if it is possible, in a clean cup under certain measure for each and every person, as it should be done. He shall put out two towels next to the lavabo each week.
Whatever the cellarer has in his keeping, he shall diligently give to the infirmarer for the sick. He shall perform his weekly service. From the Nativity of blessed Mary up to the Feast of All Saints, he shall not perform it. He shall collect vinagia (dues from the wine production?) and the tenth of the wine keeping written account. When questions arise from this matter, he shall refer them to the steward. From the steward he shall seek the money for the expenses of his office. Whatever the refectorer asks from him for the community, he shall faithfully administer. He ought to give bread and wine to the hospitaller, the grainarers and the prebendaries. Without the permission of the person highest in the order or the steward, he should not send bread and wine outside the cloister too often or in too great a quantity, unless he sees it as being useful and honorable.