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Matt Kettmann started at The Independent in 1999, working as a proofreader, news reporter, and pop culture editor before becoming senior editor in 2006.
In addition to covering Santa Barbara affairs for 15-plus years and overseeing Independent.com, the San Jose native and UCSB grad has tracked down stories in such places as Bolivia, Belize, Costa Rica, Uganda, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, France, Spain, Mexico, and the wartorn, officially unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
He is also a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast, reviewing the wines and covering the culture of the Central Coast, and has written about a variety of topics for the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Smithsonian, Wine Spectator, Sunset, and other publications large and small.
For more of his work, you can also see MattKettmann.com.
Update on the Fermented Aguas Frescas with Santa Barbara Roots
Update on the fermented aguas frescas with Santa Barbara roots
Two Wines Backed by Wine-Industry Heavyweights Who Aren’t Winemakers
These two wines are backed by wine-industry heavyweights who aren’t winemakers.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Thrive in Bucolic Canyon off Jalama Road
Pinot noir and chardonnay thrive in bucolic canyon off Jalama Road.
Morgen McLaughlin Reflects on Four Years of Directing the County’s Vintners Association
Morgen McLaughlin reflects on four years of directing the county’s Vintners Association.
Sip Funk Zone Bubbles, Explore Buellton, and Trolley into the Santa Maria Valley
Sip Funk Zone bubbles, explore Buellton, and trolley into the Santa Maria Valley.
Buellton’s Terravant Facility Reenvisions Restaurant, Creates Make-Your-Own Bottle Program
Buellton’s Terravant facility reenvisions its restaurant and creates a make-your-own bottle program.
Annual Fundraiser for Museum of Natural History Evolves in Its 30th Year
The annual fundraiser for the Museum of Natural History evolves in its 30th year.
Can Crystals Make Your Wine Smoother?
Can these crystals make your wine smoother?
Painters, Photographers, Poets, and More Invited to Artist-in-Residence Program
Painters, photographers, poets, and more can learn about the artist-in-residence program on May 21.
Fess Parker Family Launches Groundbreaking Ranch-to-Restaurant Concept in Los Olivos.
The Fess Parker family launches a groundbreaking ranch-to-restaurant concept in their Los Olivos hotel.