During the Carnival in Italy, Montresor runs into Fortunato, and offers to share a nice bottle of wine. However, the bottle of wine is in his catacombs. It is late at night and Fortunato seems ill.
Fortunato has insulted Montresor many times in the past, and he starts to plan for his revenge. In the woods, he tries to make it seem like he wants Luchesi to taste the wine so Fortunato will not get sick, but because of the wine tasting rivalry Fortunato insists he is the one to taste it.
Fortunato agrees to follow Montresor to the catacombs to taste the wine, and while he leads the way there are bones to Montresor´s ancestors on the walls.