Majestic Wine, the UK wine retailer, has declined to comment on a report that it faces a lawsuit from a wine critic in the UK.

A report on wine publication Decanter.com this week said that Majestic is being sued for GBP50,000 by wine critic Martin Isark, for misuse of a tasting note.

A spokesperson for Majestic declined to comment on the matter when contacted by just-drinks last night (17 November).

Separately, just-drinks understands from a source familiar with the situation that Isark is claiming damages from Majestic. However, even if awarded, the sum being sought is not expected to have a material impact on the company.

Earlier this week, Majestic reported a 9% rise in half-year profits.