In the exposition there are two characters named Montressor and Fortunado. This takes places in a carnival somewhere in Italy. Montressor tells Fortunado he has a rare wine called Amontillado and needs a taster.
In the conflict Montressor states that Fortunado has insulted him and wants to kill him as revenge.
In the rising action, Montressor takes Fortunado down to his cadacombs with Fortunado thinking they are going down to try out a wine. While they are going down, Fortunado seems to keep getting drunker,.
When they arrive, Fortunado is confused on where the wine is at