Vermouth is a wine that has been "pimped" if you'll excuse the term, with a huge vairety of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, seeds, spices and barks. It is then fortified with a distilled alcohol which helps to keep it open for longer than a wine. The name Vermouth has its origins from the German word "wermut" which means wormwood.
The Cocchi recipie has been a closely guarded secret for over 120 years but among the ingredients we know about are bitter orange, camphor, myrrh, sandalwood, rosemary and nutmeg. Drink it pure, with ice and lemon or use it to make a classic negroni or a manhatten.