The document affects off-trade businesses less than their on-trade
counterparts, but includes some proposals which could have a major
impact on supermarkets and off-licences.
The proposals include restrictions on in-store tastings, sensible
drinking messages in sales areas, compulsory CCTV cameras and a
minimum level of staff training.
The government also wants health warnings on labels, and may insist on
a full breakdown of the consumption guidelines for men and women.
In the document, the trade's efforts to self-regulate are said to have
had a "negligible" effect on sales to under-18s.
More details and trade reaction in this Friday's Off Licence News.