I got into a discussion with one of the restaurant/wine reviewers in town and that person agreed with me that 43 North has the best wine list of any of the new Square (defined as within a block of the Capitol) restaurants. So many restaurants have that same fruit bomb, all the same, none of these go with food, wine lists that I had despaired of finding anything by the glass that wouldn't overwhelm the chewables.
Lorraine St. Germaine (of course she would know wine with a name like that, but I'm not sure I spelled it correctly) has a background as a distributor and restaurant front manager and has put together a small, but very broad listing that complements the appetizers and entrees. And there are a couple of fruit forward wines for the masses, don't fret.
One of the other best by the glass wine lists in town is at Sushi Muramoto so even if Shinji drinks Miller Lite (like Tori) he can recognize talent.
I feel a bit guilty posting when people are on the Square opposing Imperial Walker, but a boy's still got to eat and I can't rant politics all night long.