Here is the New York Times' annual kosher wine review (link from Kosherblog). I'm afraid that "not unpleasant" does not describe my experiences with Teal Lake Shiraz. Maybe I'm just not a Shiraz person.
It is interesting that the top three wines are from California. There was a period when I bought only Israeli wines (to help compensate for Europeans boycotting Israel) and French wines (to help compensate for Jews boycotting Europe). I may have missed out.
No particularly appealing Passover recipes from either the Times or the Globe this year. It would be too late for us, anyway.