During the Carnival in Italy, Montresor runs into Fortunato, and offers to share a bottle of wine. However, this bottle is in his catacombs. It is late at night and Fortunato seems sick.
Fortunato asked how Montresor had gotten a hold of a bottle of Amontillado. Believing it is a fake Montresor tells he is going to ask Luchesi to prove it is real. Fortunato, drunkenly angered by this, demands to see the Amontillado.
While in the catacombs Fortunato starts to have a coughing fit due to the nitre. Montresor pleads for them to turn back but, Fortunato refused. Agreeing Montresor gives Fortunato some wine for his cough. Fortunato, after drinking the wine, became even more drunk.