LINCOLN SQUARE — Time flies when you're filling up on encased meats.
It's been four years already since Gene's Sausage Shop opened in the space formerly occupied by Delicatessen Meyer and won the hearts of Lincoln Square.
The European-style market — run by siblings Yolanda and Derek Luszcz, whose family owns the original Gene's Sausage Shop on Belmont Avenue — is celebrating its anniversary by treating customers to daily tasting sessions this week.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, features a vodka tasting, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a wine tasting, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, includes a taste of Italy and Ireland, with samplings of brushcetta, mozzarella and more at 11 a.m. A wine and liqueur tasting — you know you've always wanted to try quince brandy — is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, has been labeled a "European wine tasting extravaganza," with the shop pouring samples of a dozen different varieties, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Additional tastings for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be announced later in the week.