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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.
For his wine reviews on Wine Enthusiast, click here.
Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Chocolate Maya, and Santa Barbara’s Place in America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution
Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Chocolate Maya, and Santa Barbara’s place in America’s craft chocolate revolution.
How It Works, Who Won, and Why It Matters; plus Bastille Day Bash at Bell’s
How it works, who won, and why it matters; plus, Bastille Day bash at Bell’s in Los Alamos.
Authors Mai-Yan Kwan, Aimee Trudeau, and Emily Nielson Discuss New Campground Cookbook
Authors Mai-Yan Kwan, Aimee Trudeau, and Emily Nielson discuss new campground cookbook.
Celeb Chef Focuses on Our Region for Three Months at Maude in Beverly Hills
Celeb chef focuses on our region for three months at Maude in Beverly Hills.
Brendan Searls Expands Restaurant Empire on Coveted La Arcada Corner
Brendan Searls expands restaurant empire on coveted La Arcada corner.
Santa Cruz Island Foundation Dedicates Memorial at Maritime Museum on July 5
Santa Cruz Island Foundation dedicates memorial at Maritime Museum on July 5.
Chefs Brooke Stockwell and James Owens Hosting July 14 Benefit Dinner
Chefs Brooke Stockwell and James Owens host a July 14 benefit dinner.
Wine Shepherd’s ‘Unicorn Flights’ and Opening Presqu’ile’s Library
Wine Shepherd’s ‘Unicorn Flights’ and opening Presqu’ile’s library
City’s First Fermentation-Focused Shop in Years Now Selling on Upper State Street
The city’s first fermentation-focused shop in years is now selling on upper State Street.
Rock-and-Roll Legend Performs Three Nights at the Lobero
The rock-and-roll legend performed three consecutive nights at the Lobero.