I'm contributing to a new website called SevenFifty Daily. It's an offshoot of SevenFifty, a site/tool to make ordering alcohol for bars from distributors easier.
Thus, the site's content is positioned mostly for the industry- bartenders, managers, distributors, and brands. My first assignment (out of four!) was to cover a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail called Better Drinking Through Chemistry.
The topic was the science of barrel aging spirits - what we know about, and how brands use that information to develop topics with specific flavor profiles.
The seminar was pretty geeky, but the hardest part was getting up the next morning at 7AM to write it up after a full day at Tales. (If you've been, I'm sure you can sympathize.)
Anyway, please give the story a read and check out the other content on Daily SevenFifty as they've already got quite a bit of good stuff.