from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of cellarer.
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The revenue of the community thus depending in no small degree upon the vintage, it was natural that the post of “celerer” should be one of importance.
The celerer of St. Peter’s found worthy successors, and thenceforward the manufacture and the popularity of champagne went on steadily increasing, until to-day its production is carried on upon a scale and with an amount of painstaking care that would astonish its originator.
It was at one of the famous _soupers_ d’Anet that the Marquis de Sillery -- who had turned his sword into a pruning-knife, and applied himself to the cultivation of his paternal vineyards on the principles inculcated by the celerer of St. Peter’s -- first introduced the sparkling wine bearing his name.