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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.
Fire and Flood Victims Benefit from Santa Barbara Vintners Auction
A third of the money raised will benefit victims of fire and flood.
Our New Wine Column Explores a New Pinot Noir Project and Tastings to Do
Our new wine column explores a new pinot noir project and tastings to do.
Special Menus at More Than Two Dozen Restaurants February 23-March 4
Special menus at more Than two dozen restaurants February 23-March 4.
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Scott Sampler employs punk-rock ethos and extreme winemaking in the Buellton Bodegas.
Director Olga Schechter
Intimate, disturbing portrait of Serbian sniper who’s fighting for Russian rebels against Ukraine.
Codirectors Denny Brechner and Marcos Hecht
Hilarious mockumentary about Uruguayans sent by president to buy weed in America.
Filmmakers Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader
Eye-opening documentary about the first solar-power plane flight around the world.
Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018
Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.
Cinema to Challenge Stereotypes and Show Conflict in New Ways
Cinema to challenge stereotypes and show conflict in new ways.