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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.
Alisal Ranch Reviving Tasting Tradition by Hosting Weekend of Rare, Unreleased Wines
Alisal Ranch reviving important tasting tradition by hosting weekend of rare, unreleased wines.
This Close Escape Along Highway 1 Features All to Love About Central Coast
This close escape along Highway 1 features all to love about Central Coast.
Santa Barbara’s Richard Lambert Talks Masa and More
Santa Barbara’s Richard Lambert talks masa and more.
Rick Caruso’s Ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach Opens in Montecito
Rick Caruso’s ritzy Rosewood Miramar Beach opens in Montecito.
March 8 Dinner to Toast Santa Barbara’s Strong Female Flock of Vintners
March 8 dinner to toast Santa Barbara’s strong female flock of vintners.
The Silver Bough Breaks Expectations in Multicourse, Meticulously Crafted, $550 Meal
The Silver Bough breaks expectations in multi-course, meticulously crafted, $550 meal.
Anniversary Dinner at World of Pinot Noir; Plus More WOPN Highlights
Family hosting anniversary dinner at World of Pinot Noir; plus more WOPN 2019 highlights.
Sampling Three of the 32 Restaurants Participating February 22-March 3
Sampling three of the 32 restaurants participating February 22-March 3.
Three Sliders and Three Grenache Pours for $15 in Lompoc on February 28
Three sliders and three grenache pours for $15 in Lompoc on February 28.
Wild Plants Expert Christopher Nyerges Leads Ventura River Workshop
Wild plants expert Christopher Nyerges leads Ventura River workshop on March 9.