During the carnival in Italy, Montresor runs into Fortunato, and offers to share an expensive bottle of wine. However, this bottle is in his catacombs. It is late at night and Fortunato seems ill.
Fortunato has insulted Montresor. This has pushed Montresor to his limits. He has decided to plot a plan to get revenge. He must accomplish two things. One, he must get Fortunato drunk. Two, Fortunato must feel the same torture he has caused Montresor to have.
Fortunato agrees to follow Montresor to his catacombs to taste the amontillado. As they start there quest down, Fortunate starts coughing, and Montresor insists they go back so Fortunate can be healthy. Montresor tells him he could just get Luchesi to taste the wine. Fortunato perists they keep going. Montresor gives him some alcohol.