chapter  14
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The Monastery of Silos and its wine cellar in Ribera del Duero through its accounting books (14th, 18th and 19th centuries)

WithLorenzo Maté, Begoña Prieto, Alicia Santidrián

The activity of the Monastery of Silos, a Spanish Benedictine monastery, in the areas of wine production, inventories and consumption are recounted in this chapter through its accounting books deposited in its archives over the 14th, 18th and 19th centuries. On the one hand, our purpose is to analyse the regulations referring to the consumption of wine that applied to the Benedictines in general and, on the other, the accounting documents of the wine cellar of the Monastery of Silos located in the district of Quintana del Pidio, on the banks of the River Duero, during the previously mentioned centuries. This district is today a very important productive zone within the denomination of Ribera del Duero, enjoying worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.