Ripple wine was a popular wine in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. It was produced by the E & J Gallo Winery as a low-end wine with a high alcohol content.
Ripple wine was a fermented juice with added flavors, colors and sugars. Brandy was typically added as a preservative and sweetener. At one time, it was used as a dessert wine and was very expensive. With the increasing variety of high-end pure wines being produced, Ripple wine eventually became known as a cheap wine that was easy to get drunk on and was mostly consumed by college students. Ripple is no longer produced by Gallo.