In light of the Lantern Festival celebration, which lies on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, H&R Century Pictures released new cast photos from the upcoming mainland Chinese idol drama, Wine Beauty <红酒俏佳人> today. The photo shoots feature cast members Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Li Sheng (李晟), Roy Chiu (邱澤), Mao Zijun (茅子俊), and Joy Pan (潘仪君) holding Chinese New Year greeting banners and decorations. The cast held banners that read “Gung Hei Fat Choy”, wishing everyone for a Happy New Year of the snake.
Wine Beauty, mainland China’s first television drama on sommeliers and wine production, will finish filming in March 2013. With a cast from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the romantic idol drama stars Li Sheng as Lin Xuan, a low middle-class worker, who travels to Shenzhen against odds to search for her boyfriend Zhao Xi (Mao Zijun). There, she discovers that Xi and Shen Yiman (Myolie Wu), the only daughter of a prominent wine tycoon, are together and engaged. Xuan also unwilling gets involved in a winery dealership conflict between Yiman and her stepmother, Dan Li (Joy Pan).
Yiman’s younger cousin, the kind-hearted Shen Zihao (Roy Chiu), pulls some strings to help get Xuan a job in the family wine chateau. Framed by Yiman, Dan Li is sentenced to a few years in prison. Xuan later proves Dan Li’s innocence, and gains her trust.
As Xuan is completing her sommelier certification, Zihao goes bankrupt. Xuan helps Zihao go through these difficult times, and also finds herself falling in love with him.
The 40-episode drama is produced by Cai Meifang (蔡梅芳) and directed by Chang Hsiao Ching (張孝正). Wang Zhifei (王志飞), Jack Liu (刘真佑), and Wu Yufang (吴玉芳) also star.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.