from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person in charge of the alcoholic drinks (traditionally the wine cellar) in a tavern etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in a wine-cellar; a butler; also, a spirit-dealer or wine-merchant. Also called cellarer.


cellar +‎ -man (Wiktionary)


  • If you arrive when the cask is tapped, you'll get to see the cellarman (or "landlord" or "publican", etc.) tap the cask.


  • The first thing the cellarman does is drive a soft spile into the top vent of the cask.


  • In short, it takes a dedicated publican or cellarman to properly install, maintain and use cask ales.

    Hey Barkeep! Where Can I Get Some Good Cask Ale?

  • ; Fifi (fee-fee) short for "Philippe"; caviste (m) = cellarman in Etiquette | Permalink


  • There were various others — the office employees, called generally couriers, the storekeeper, the cellarman, some porters and pages, the ice man, the bakers, the night-watchman, the doorkeeper.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • By a rule of the hotel the waiters were not allowed to keep stores of spirits, but had to go to the cellarman for each drink as it was ordered.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • As the cellarman poured out the drinks he would set aside perhaps a teaspoonful from each glass, and he amassed quantities in this way.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Fifi (fee-fee) short for "Philippe"; caviste (m) = cellarman in Etiquette | Permalink


  • All the luxury I'd paid for was revealed by candles a cellarman sold for twice what they cost outside Newgate.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • In his fight with poverty he was put to strange shifts, becoming cellarman at a tavern and clerk to a lawyer, reciting and singing at a small theatre, and compiling a collection of common songs.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"


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