Wine options to enhance your Tu B’Shvat celebration
There are a variety of different traditions and customs for celebrating Tu B’Shvat, but the most common include planting trees and gathering with family and friends for a meal that includes fruits and nuts native to Israel, and, of course, wine.
While not mentioned in the Torah itself, the day is nonetheless a significant date in the Jewish calendar. As the Mishnah notes, “The first of Shvat is the new year for the tree according to Beit Shammai, [however,] Beit Hillel says on the fifteenth of [that month].” (Tractate Rosh Hashanah, 2a. Beit Hillel won this round as usual.)