Matt Kettmann

Santa Barbara Independent / Wine Enthusiast

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Matt Kettmann is a senior editor at Santa Barbara Independent and contributing editor at Wine Enthusiast.

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As wine tasting rooms sit empty during the coronavirus pandemic, producers are coming up with new models of showcasing and selling their wine, from free delivery and curbside pickup to…

From virtual tastings to free delivery, California wineries get creative

As wine tasting rooms sit empty during the coronavirus pandemic, producers are coming up with new models of showcasing and selling their wine, from free delivery and curbside pickup to…

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A slew of events celebrating Julia Child and her love of food and drink will hit Santa Barbara during March 13-15, 2020.

Julia Child's coastal cuisine comes alive along the American Riviera

A slew of events celebrating Julia Child and her love of food and drink will hit Santa Barbara during March 13-15, 2020.

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Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara-based food and wine writer, recently tried out some new restaurants in Solvang.

Where to eat in Solvang: New restaurants offer flavors beyond Denmark

Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara-based food and wine writer, recently tried out some new restaurants in Solvang.

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