This Month’s Coolest Culinary Events
» Get ready to rumble Aug. 12 at the Victory Brewers Chili Showdown, where all 15 Victory Brewing Company brewers compete in a cook-off decided by customer vote. 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown. (610) 873-0881, victorybeer.com.
» French master sommelier Christopher Tassan pours extraordinary wines and shares his expertise at the “Ask The Sommelier” Wine Club Aug. 21. 5:30 p.m. $25/person. 1523 Walnut St., Philadelphia. (215) 567-1000.
» Join Stargazer Vineyards Aug. 10 for a Press Pad Picnic celebrating its 10th anniversary. Moonlight Catering will provide food, and there will be plenty of wine on hand. 7 p.m. $40/person; reservations required. 1024 Wheatland Drive, Coatesville. (610) 486-0422, stargazers.biz.