Lee Asbell was born in upstate New York in 1961 and grew up in New Jersey, Florida and Colorado. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's degree in Art History, Lee's writing career began in the corporate marketing communications field. A passionate wine enthusiast, Lee and her husband Jim purchased a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina in 2006. Her first book, Malbec Diaries, offers readers her witty perspective on a wide range of topics related to the process and pitfalls of starting a small wine business while living on the opposite side of the world. Lee has also written about food, wine and travel topics for Wine Republic, Oregon Wine Press, and Suite 101. She has recently completed her first novel, Retired to Death.
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Retired to Death
Retirement goes horribly wrong for the residents of the Vintage Glen Apartments. Accidents. Murder. A secret indoor marijuana crop. Amateur sleuth Fay is sucked in, determined to get to the bottom of her father-in-law's death even as her priveleged world gets turned upside down. Retired to Death is a delectable murder mystery.
Malbec Diaries - Buying an Argentine Vineyard
In 2006, wine lover Lee Asbell and her husband visited Mendoza, Argentina and made a life-altering decision to purchase a Malbec vineyard. This amusing slice-of-life account covers a wealth of topics related to food, wine, retirement and doing business in Argentina. It's also a cautionary tale. Pitfalls and problems abound. Learn how this budding vigneron wound up poorer but wiser.
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