During the carnival in Italy, Montresor runs into Forunato and gives him a bottle of wine. However, this bottle is in the catacombs. It is late and Fortunado seems ill.
Montresor has a rare drink, called "Amontillado", and he wants to get Fortunato to taste the drink, and tells him if he doesn't have time to, he will find somone else.
The other man Montresor said could also taste the drink, is seen as a competitor, and says Fortunato will not be able to taste if the Amontillado is real or not. Fortunato accepts the wine even though he is sick, saying it will help his sickness.