why do i feel more tipsy after drinking white wine then when i drink red wine?

Actually, both red and white wine have between 11 and 14 percent alcohol (except for forified wines, like port or brandy). Many white wines, however, are easier to drink than red wines. Whites, such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, are light and fresh and easy to consume. Maybe you are drinking more of the white wine without realizing it.