A slang term for cheap or low-quality alcohol, usually wine. Has a negative connotation.
There was a wine called Ripple in the 70s/80s that was sold in a green bottle. This was where the term originated, but it is no longer only used to describe Ripple brand wine. People who use the slang term "ripple" are probably old enough to remember the origin of the word, and are making a cultural reference.
"Just like you can tell the difference between expensive and cheap chocolates, you can tell if you're drinking a good wine or ripple."
Wife: Where did that bottle of wine go?
Husband: I tried some and it was awful. I dumped it down the drain.
Wife: Oh well, it was just ripple anyway.
Husband: Yeah, it was on sale at the supermarket.
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